Slow component apparent diffusion coefficient for prostate cancer: Comparison and correlation with pharmacokinetic evaluation from dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging.

Affiliation

Graduate School, Gunma Prefectural College of Health Sciences, Japan. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Dynamic contrast enhancement (DCE)-MRI has high diagnostic performance of prostate cancer. However, it is preferable to avoid the use of MRI contrast media. A study reported that the diagnosability of the wash-in index of DCE-MRI was equivalent to the intravoxel incoherent motion of the diffusion weighted image. The purpose of this study was to examine the correlation between the slow component apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and the wash-out index of the DCE.

Keywords

Diagnostic imaging,Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging,Magnetic resonance imaging,Prostate,Prostate cancer,

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