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European Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 9, pp 1937–1952

First Online: 30 April 2008Received: 06 December 2007Revised: 24 January 2008Accepted: 29 February 2008

Abstract

Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging DWI provides functional information and can be used for the detection and characterization of pathologic processes, including malignant tumors. The recently introduced concept of -diffusion-weighted whole-body imaging with background body signal suppression- DWIBS now allows acquisition of volumetric diffusion-weighted images of the entire body. This new concept has unique features different from conventional DWI and may play an important role in whole-body oncological imaging. This review describes and illustrates the basics of DWI, the features of DWIBS, and its potential applications in oncology.

KeywordsDiffusion magnetic resonance imaging Whole-body imaging Oncology Neoplasm staging Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1007-s00330-008-0968-z contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Thomas C. Kwee - Taro Takahara - Reiji Ochiai - Rutger A. J. Nievelstein - Peter R. Luijten

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