Extracranial applications of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging

Thoeny, Harriet C; De Keyzer, Frederik (2007). Extracranial applications of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. European radiology, 17(6), pp. 1385-93. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s00330-006-0547-0

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Diffusion-weighted MRI has become more and more popular in the last couple of years. It is already an accepted diagnostic tool for patients with acute stroke, but is more difficult to use for extracranial applications due to technical challenges mostly related to motion sensitivity and susceptibility variations (e.g., respiration and air-tissue boundaries). However, thanks to the newer technical developments, applications of body DW-MRI are starting to emerge. In this review, we aim to provide an overview of the current status of the published data on DW-MRI in extracranial applications. A short introduction to the physical background of this promising technique is provided, followed by the current status, subdivided into three main topics, the functional evaluation, tissue characterization and therapy monitoring.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Thöny, Harriet C.

ISSN:

0938-7994

ISBN:

17206421

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:54

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 23:12

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00330-006-0547-0

PubMed ID:

17206421

Web of Science ID:

000246385000001

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.23075

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23075 (FactScience: 38827)

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