Hisanobu Koyama1, Yoshiharu Ohno2, Nobukazu Aoyama3, Keiko Matsumoto2, Yumiko Onishi2, Munenobu Nogami4, Daisuke Takenaka2, Kazuro Sugimura2
1Radiology, Hyogo Kaibara Hospital, Tanba, Hyogo, Japan; 2Radiology, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 3Radiology, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan; 4PET, Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Recently, image quality and diagnostic capability of chest MR imaging have been improving and STIR sequence was reported the utility of detection and diagnosis of lung cancer as well as thin-section MDCT. In addition, it has been suggested that diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) could be useful for assessment of primary malignancy including lung cancer. We hypothesized that DWI was useful sequence for the detection and the subtype classification of pulmonary adenocarcinomas. The purpose of this study was to compare the capabilities for detection and subtype classification in patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma between DWI and STIR.