Diffusion-weighted imaging of the male pelvis

Rahul A. Sheth, Leonardo K. Bittencourt, Alexander R. Guimaraes

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Diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging is playing an increasingly important role in disease detection, prognostication, and monitoring of treatment response. Particularly in the realm of oncology, the potential applications for DW imaging continue to expand. In this article, the authors detail the role of DW imaging for pathologic processes involving the male pelvis. The authors describe the current data, new insights, and ongoing controversies regarding DW imaging of the male pelvis with a particular emphasis on oncologic applications. The authors also discuss imaging techniques and common pitfalls for DW imaging in this anatomic region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-163
Number of pages19
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2014



  • Cancer
  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Male pelvis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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