Investigative Radiology November 2013

Quantitative Evaluation of Computed High b Value
Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Prostate

image for article, IR, November update Objectives: Computed diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (cDWI) refers to the synthesizing of arbitrary b value diffusion-weighted images (DWI) from a set of measured b value images by voxelwise fitting. The objectives of this study were to quantitatively analyze the noise and the contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) in cDWI as a function of b value by numerical simulations and by measurements in patients with prostate cancer and to compare cDWI to directly measured DWI at a b value of 1400 s/mm2. View/Download PDF

 

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