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Abstract #3828

ADC histogram analysis of rectal cancer patients for early detection of therapeutic efficacy of neoadjuvant radio-chemotherapy: initial results.

Martin Buechert1 and Oliver Schäfer2

1Department of Radiology - Medical Physics, University Medical Center, Freiburg, Germany, 2Klinik für Radiologie, Klinikum St. Georg, Leipzig, Germany

Successful monitoring of neoadjuvant radiochemo therapy will allow early selection of responder and non-responder. Beside conventional morphological MRI additional functional MRI in combination with advanced analysis strategies like histogram analysis of ADC values are promising. Initial results of an ongoing clinical study are presented.

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