Is diffusion-weighted imaging useful in grading and differentiating histopathological subtypes of meningiomas?


Sanverdi S. E. , Ozgen B. , Oguz K. K. , Mut M. , Dolgun A. , Soylemezoglu F., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.81, no.9, pp.2389-2395, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2011.06.031
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2389-2395

Abstract

Purpose: Meningiomas are mostly benign, however atypical or malignant subtypes with more aggressive clinical course and higher recurrence rates can also be seen. The purpose of this study was to determine whether histopathological subtypes of meningiomas could be assessed preoperatively using apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values.