Application of Intravoxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) Model for Differentiation Between Metastatic and Non-Metastatic Head and Neck Lymph Nodes
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Publication date: 2018-02-02
Pol J Radiol, 2017; 82: 506-510
Background: Application of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) model parameters, including: true diffusion (D), pseudodiffusion (D*), and perfusion fraction (Fp), for differentiation between metastatic and non- metastatic head and neck lymph nodes.
Material/Methods: Diffusion-weighted images/apparent diffusion coefficient (DWI/ADC) images of 86 lymph nodes from 31 cancer patients were analyzed. DWI images were obtained with a 1.5T MRI scanner (Magnetom Avanto); b=0,50, 150, 300, 500, 750, 1000, 1200 s/mm2.
Results: In the study group, there were 32 (37%) and 54 (67%) metastatic and non-metastatic lymph nodes, respectively. The mean values of D, D*, and Fp did not differ significantly between metastatic and non-metastatic lymph nodes.
Conclusions: IVIM parameters are not useful for differentiation between metastatic and non-metastatic head and neck lymph nodes.
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