Pelvic applications of diffusion magnetic resonance images

Antonio C. Coutinho, Arun Krishnaraj, Cintia E. Pires, Leonardo K. Bittencourt, Alexander Guimaraes

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Abstract

Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is a powerful imaging technique in neuroimaging; its value in abdominal and pelvic imaging has only recently been appreciated as a result of improvements in magnetic resonance imaging technology. There is growing interest in the use of DWI for evaluating pathology in the pelvis. Its ability to noninvasively characterize tissues and to depict changes at a cellular level allows DWI to be an effective complement to conventional sequences of pelvic imaging, especially in oncologic patients. The addition of DWI may obviate contrast material in those with renal insufficiency or contrast material allergy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-157
Number of pages25
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Contrast Media
Pelvis
Neuroimaging
Renal Insufficiency
Hypersensitivity
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pathology
Technology

Keywords

  • Diffusion
  • MR imaging
  • Neoplasms
  • Ovaries
  • Pelvic
  • Prostate
  • Rectum
  • Uterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Pelvic applications of diffusion magnetic resonance images. / Coutinho, Antonio C.; Krishnaraj, Arun; Pires, Cintia E.; Bittencourt, Leonardo K.; Guimaraes, Alexander.

In: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America, Vol. 19, No. 1, 02.2011, p. 133-157.

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Coutinho, Antonio C. ; Krishnaraj, Arun ; Pires, Cintia E. ; Bittencourt, Leonardo K. ; Guimaraes, Alexander. / Pelvic applications of diffusion magnetic resonance images. In: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America. 2011 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 133-157.
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