Role of the apparent diffusion coefficient measurement by diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of Fasciola hepatica in the liver


ONUR M. R. , Cicekci M., Kayali A., Kocakoc E., Aygun C.

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY, vol.29, no.10, pp.688-694, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11604-011-0614-6
  • Title of Journal : JAPANESE JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.688-694
  • Keywords: Fascioliasis, Liver, Magnetic resonance imaging, Apparent diffusion coefficient, HEPATOBILIARY FASCIOLIASIS, DIFFERENTIAL-DIAGNOSIS, LESIONS, MASSES, MRI, CT

Abstract

Purpose. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic role of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurement in the diagnosis of focal parenchymal lesions and to understand the discriminating role of the ADC value for differentiating Fasciola lesions from other focal liver lesions.