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Abstract #4784

Diffusion-weighted imaging of thyroid nodules for the differentiation of benign from malignant lesions

Jie Liu1, Meng Dai1, and Fan Yang1
1Department of Radiology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

To investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in thyroid for differentiating benign and malignant thyroid nodules, determining the best b-value of DWI sequence for the diagnosis thyroid nodules.This study revealed that the ADC measurements in DWI is useful for quantitatively differentiating benign and malignant thyroid nodules, and should be potential for the assessment of thyroid nodules in addition to conventional MRI protocol.

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