Imaging of brain tumors with diffusion-weighted and diffusion tensor MR imaging.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The advent of diffusion-weighted MR imaging and diffusion tensor MR imaging has had little impact on brain tumor detection. Diffusion-weighted imaging has been effective in characterizing specific types of masses, particularly in distinguishing epidermoids from arachnoid cysts, and cystic tumors from intracerebral abscesses. Presurgical planning using tractography with diffusion tensor MR imaging, and perhaps the evaluation of tumor response to chemotherapy and radiation therapy with diffusion-weighted imaging, may become important applications in the near future.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barboriak, DP

Published Date

  • August 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 379 - 401

PubMed ID

  • 14768725

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1064-9689

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1064-9689(03)00065-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States