The role of apparent diffusion coefficient values in differentiation between adrenal masses


Cicekci M., Onur M. R. , Aydin A. M. , Gul Y., ÖZKAN Y., AKPOLAT N. , ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL IMAGING, cilt.38, ss.148-153, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2013.11.003
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL IMAGING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.148-153

Özet

The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values in differentiation between solid adrenal masses. The ADC values of 73 adrenal lesions (54 benign, 19 malignant) in 69 patients were measured at b 100, 600 and 1000 gradients on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI). No statistically significant difference was found between ADC values of benign and malignant adrenal masses, nonadenomatous benign adrenal masses and malignant adrenal masses, adrenal adenomas and nonadenomatous lesions, adenomas and metastases, adenomas and pheochromocytomas, metastases and pheochromocytomas. ADC values are not helpful in the differentiation between solid adrenal masses. (C) 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.