, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 194-199
Date: 05 Dec 2005

Imaging tumor angiogenesis: functional assessment using MDCT or MRI?

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Abstract

Functional imaging using multidetector row computed tomography and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging are increasingly advocated for assessment of tumor vascularity because these techniques provide excellent anatomic imaging and reliable quantitative perfusion data and are easily incorporated into routine examinations. However, differences in acquisition techniques, mathematical analysis, measurement parameters, and propensity to artifacts influence the choice of imaging modality, which is explored in this review.