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Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2012 May;22(2):123-34, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.nic.2012.02.001. Epub 2012 Mar 12.

Diffusion tensor and perfusion imaging of brain tumors in high-field MR imaging.

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Department of Radiology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemungu, Seoul 120-752, Korea.


Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) are essential tools for diagnosing, differentiating, and monitoring brain tumors. High-field MRI provides higher signal-to-noise ratio, shorter scan time, and better image quality. One-stop multiparametric study, including DTI and PWI, is possible with high-field MRI in brain tumors. DTI can be used for assessing spatial relationship between major white matter tract and tumor, differentiating gliomas from nonglial tumors, and postoperative evaluation. PWI provides reliable biomarkers for glioma grading, therapeutic responses, and differential diagnosis of various brain tumors. With higher field strength, better-quality DTI and PWI can raise the diagnostic accuracy in brain tumors.

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