Can diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) be an alternative to (18)f-FDG PET/CT ((18)f fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography) in nasopharyngeal cancers?

YILDIRIM İ. O. , Ekici K., Dogan M., TEMELLİ Ö. , KEKİLLİ E. , Saglik S., ...Daha Fazla

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, cilt.28, ss.4255-4260, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4255-4260


Objective: This study aimed to evaluate correlations, if any, between the ADC (Apparent Diffusion Coefficient) measurements in MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and SUV max (Standardized Uptake Value) in F-18-FDG PET/CT in patients with nasopharyngeal cancers and to investigate whether DW-MRI (Diffusion Weighted MRI) can be an alternative to F-18-FDG PET/CT in the evaluation of the response to treatment and prognosis in those patients.