Use of Diffusion Weighted Imaging in Differentiating Between Maligant and Benign Meningiomas. A Multicenter Analysis

Surov A., Ginat D. T., Sanverdi E., Lim C. C. T., HAKYEMEZ B., Yogi A., ...More

WORLD NEUROSURGERY, vol.88, pp.598-602, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.10.049
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.598-602
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


BACKGROUND: Meningioma is the most frequent intracranial tumor and is often an incidental finding on imaging. Some imaging-based scores were suggested for differentiating low- and high-grade meningiomas. The purpose of this work was to compare diffusion-weighted imaging findings of different meningiomas in a large multicenter study by using apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values for predicting tumor grade and proliferation potential.