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DWI Can Help Distinguish Benign vs Malignant Gallbladder Disease


Background: Though the gallbladder is most commonly evaluated by ultrasound, MRI can be used to evaluate both benign and malignant diseases. In particular, diffusion-weighted images (DWI) may be helpful at characterizing gallbladder pathology. Objective: To evaluate the use of DWI and apparent-diffusion coefficients (ADC) in distinguishing benign versus malignant pathology when compared to standard imaging. Design/Methods: 3 radiologists retrospectively evaluated the MR images in 9 more...
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