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Massimo Concia, Alois M Sprinkart, Arndt-Hendrik Penner, Peter Brossart, Jürgen Gieseke, Hans H Schild, Winfried A Willinek, Petra Mürtz
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic benefit of an intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) model-based characterization of pancreatic masses from diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) with 3 b values. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study had an approval from the institutional review board, and informed patient consent was waived. The 1.5-T DWI data of 42 patients with or without pancreatic disease, acquired by a respiratory-gated spin-echo echo-planar imaging sequence with 3 b values (0, 50, 800 s/mm²), were retrospectively analyzed...
February 2014: Investigative Radiology
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