Extracranial diffusion-weighted imaging. Clinical applications – abdomen, thorax, soft tissue and bone marrow Part II
K. Genova, R. Petkov, G. Garvanska
In the first part of the article the basic physical principles of DWI were considered together with sequence optimization in the exrtracranial applications of this imaging technic. Clinical application of DWI in general were discussed. A more detailed review of the application of DWI in focal and diffuse liver diseases was offered. This article will focus in detail on the application of DWI and the changes in DWI images in the pathological processes involving the gallbladder and bile ducts, pancreas, kidneys, adrenals, spleen, lymph nodes, large blood vessels, GI tract, thorax, musculo-skeletal system and soft tissues.
|Key words: EXTRACRANIAL DIFFUSION. DWI. MRI|