Sunday November 19th 2017

A review of technical aspects of -weighted dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in human brain tumors

In the last few years, several imaging methods, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography, have been used to investigate the degree of blood–brain barrier (BBB) permeability in patients with neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis, ischemic stroke, and brain tumors. One promising MRI method for assessing the BBB permeability of patients with neurological diseases in vivo is T1-weighted dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI. Here we review the technical issues involved in DCE-MRI in the study of human brain tumors. (Source: Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics)

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A review of technical aspects of -weighted dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in human brain tumors

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