Diffusion weighted MRI of soft tissue masses: Can measurement of ADC value help in the differentiation between benign and malignant lesions?

ConclusionAddition of DWI &quantitative ADC mapping to routine MR examination is advised for evaluation of soft tissue tumors especially in the inconclusive cases.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
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