The purpose of our study
quantitatively compare the utility of the parameters obtained from IVIM, kurtosis, and
IVIM-kurtosis models in the differential diagnosis and aggressiveness
assessment of prostate cancer, by using in-bore transrectal MR-guided biopsy as
a reference. Our results displayed that IVIM, kurtosis and IVIM-kurtosis models
has effective function for the differential diagnosis of prostate cancer and
the diagnostic efficacy among the three models were similar.
In aggressiveness assessment, IVIM-kurtosis model
may be superior to the others.