CAN DIFFUSION WEIGHTED MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN INFLAMMATORY-INFECTIOUS AND MALIGNANT PLEURAL EFFUSIONS?


KARATAĞ O., ALAR T., KOSAR S., OCAKOĞLU G., YILDIZ Y., GEDIK E., ...More

JBR-BTR, vol.98, no.2, pp.63-67, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5334/jbr-btr.767
  • Journal Name: JBR-BTR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-67

Abstract

Aim: To assess exudative pleural effusions with diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) in order to determine non-invasive differentiation criteria for inflammatory-infectious and malignant effusions.