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Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Uterine Cervical Cancer

Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Uterine Cervical Cancer ORIGINAL ARTICLE Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Uterine Cervical Cancer Ying Liu, MD,* Renju Bai, MD,* Haoran Sun, MD,* Haidong Liu, MM,þ and Dehua Wang, MDÞ bolic or biophysical information. A new, emerging func- Purpose: To determine the feasibility of diffusion-weighted magnetic tional technique that is now widely used in cancer imaging is resonance (MR) imaging (DWI) of uterine cervical cancer and to diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI), which produces infor- investigate whether the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of mation about tissue cellularity and the integrity of cellular cervical cancer differ from those of normal cervix and whether they membranes. It has for a number of years been a diagnostic tool could indicate the histologic type and the pathologic grade of tumor. 6,7 in neuroradiology, mainly for the diagnosis of acute stroke. Materials and Methods: Forty-two female patients with histopath- With the recent advent of fast imaging techniques, DWI of ologically proven uterine cervical cancer and 15 female patients with 8 the body has become possible with short acquisition times. uterine leiomyomas underwent preoperative MR examinations using a Diffusion-weighted MR imaging can provide quantitative 1.5-T clinical scanner (GE 1.5T Twin-Speed Infinity with Excite II measurement of apparent diffusion coefficient http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography Wolters Kluwer Health

Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Uterine Cervical Cancer

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography , Volume 33 (6) – Nov 1, 2009

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0363-8715
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1532-3145
DOI
10.1097/RCT.0b013e31819e93af
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19940650
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Abstract

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Uterine Cervical Cancer Ying Liu, MD,* Renju Bai, MD,* Haoran Sun, MD,* Haidong Liu, MM,þ and Dehua Wang, MDÞ bolic or biophysical information. A new, emerging func- Purpose: To determine the feasibility of diffusion-weighted magnetic tional technique that is now widely used in cancer imaging is resonance (MR) imaging (DWI) of uterine cervical cancer and to diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI), which produces infor- investigate whether the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of mation about tissue cellularity and the integrity of cellular cervical cancer differ from those of normal cervix and whether they membranes. It has for a number of years been a diagnostic tool could indicate the histologic type and the pathologic grade of tumor. 6,7 in neuroradiology, mainly for the diagnosis of acute stroke. Materials and Methods: Forty-two female patients with histopath- With the recent advent of fast imaging techniques, DWI of ologically proven uterine cervical cancer and 15 female patients with 8 the body has become possible with short acquisition times. uterine leiomyomas underwent preoperative MR examinations using a Diffusion-weighted MR imaging can provide quantitative 1.5-T clinical scanner (GE 1.5T Twin-Speed Infinity with Excite II measurement of apparent diffusion coefficient

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Journal of Computer Assisted TomographyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Nov 1, 2009

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