Toshiaki Taoka1, Hisashi Kawai1, Toshiki Nakane1, Toshiteru Miyasaka2, and Shinji Naganawa1
Permeability images can provide additional
information to perfusion images in the clinical practice of brain tumors.
However, permeability imaging by dynamic contrast enhancement methods requires
a long acquisition time. K2 is an index that represents permeability and can be
calculated from the dataset of perfusion images with the dynamic susceptibility
contrast method, which requires a short acquisition time. In the current study,
we calculated K2 for various grades of gliomas and found that K2 showed a
significantly higher 20th percentile value in Grade IV compared to Grade III
gliomas, providing useful information for grading of gliomas.