Multi-scale analysis of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) predicts cervical nodal statusin patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

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    Abstract

    The study assess multi-scale diffusion parameters (median volumetric nodal region of interestvalues, inter-voxel histogram distributions, and intra-voxel diffusion heterogeneity as assessed bythe stretched exponential model) as classifiers of nodal status in patients with head and necksquamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Low b value (0, 50, 100) derived nodal ADC (perfusion sensitive)was the key parameter facilitating discrimination of metastatic from benign nodes in patients withhead and neck SCC. The stretched exponential derived α value together with histogram featuresof ADC provide an accurate decision tree model for classification of nodal disease.
    Lingua originaleEnglish
    Numero di pagine1
    Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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