Metastases from Neuroendocrine Carcinoma: Value of Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging Compared to PET-CT

Bernhard Klumpp, M.D.; Philip Aschoff, M.D.; Mehmet Oeksuez, M.D.; Christiane Pfannenberg, M.D.; Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, M.D.
University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
 |  2010-03-11

At the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in Vienna, diagnostic performance of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) gained special attention. DWI compared to PET/CT was in the focus of a variety of scientific presentations. While the exact future role of this imaging technique is still topic of scientific debate, its clinical value in a variety of indications is unquestionable. In their case report, Klumpp et al. from the University Hospital of Tuebingen (Germany) demonstrate how DWI is used to enhance the diagnoses of liver metastases in a case of a neuroendocrine tumor compared to conventional MRI and PET/CT examinations.

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