Diffusion-weighted MRI for detecting and monitoring cancer: A review of current applications in body imaging

Bariş Türkbey, Ömer Aras, Nevzat Karabulut, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Erhan Akpinar, Sedat Alibek, Yuxi Pang, Şükrü Mehmet Ertürk, Riham H.El Khouli, David A. Bluemke, Peter L. Choyke

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Abstract

Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which involves the acquisition of a magnetic resonance signal related to the Brownian motion of water protons in tissue, has become a useful technique for assessing tumors. In this article, we review the basic concepts, imaging strategies, and body applications of diffusion-weighted MRI in detecting and monitoring cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-59
Number of pages14
JournalDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Body applications
  • Cancer
  • Diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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