Diffusion and perfusion MR parameters to assess preoperative short course radiotherapy response in locally advanced rectal cancer: a comparative explorative study among parameters derived from standardized index of shape DCE-MRI, intravoxel incoherent motion, and diffusion kurtosis imaging

To assess preoperative Short Course Radiotherapy (SCR) tumor response in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) by means of parameters derived from Standardized Index of Shape (SIS) dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI, Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC), Intravoxel Incoherent Motion and Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging derived parameters by diffusion weighted (DW) MRI. [...]

MyoMap quantification of myocardial toxicity following concurrent chemoradiotherapy for esophageal carcinoma

Crude rates of symptomatic cardiac toxicity in esophageal carcinoma are reportedly 10.8% [1]. Cardiac manifestations including clinical findings such as pericardial effusion, arrhythmia, ischemia and cardiomyopathy, typically occur between 4 to 24 months following thoracic radiation [2, 3]. [...]

Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion kurtosis imaging, and intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion weighted imaging: MRI functional parameters in the assessment of pancreatic cancer

To evaluate the diagnostic potential of perfusion parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (DCE-MRI), diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI), and parameters derived from the intravoxel incoherent motion model (IVIM)-based diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) in differentiating between pancreatic tumors and normal pancreatic parenchyma. [...]