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Abstract #3155

Using Quantitative MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging to Predict Post-surgical Outcome of Brain Tumors: A Feasibility Study

Lin C, Lo S, Ho D, Chao Y, Wu H, Chou K, Guo W, Chen M, Chiu F
Institute of Neuroscience, National Yang Ming University

Peri-lesional signal abnormality (PSA) of different brain tumors presents different diffusivity. Tissue integrity and water content play a role to the difference. Quantitative analysis of the diffusivity may serve as a prognostic indicator of therapeutic outcome.