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Evaluation of low and high b-values for the differentiation between pancreatic carcinoma and chronic pancreatitis using Diffusion-Weighted Imaging

M. Klauss, A. Lemke, K. Grünberg, M. Wente, H. Kauczor, S. Delorme, L. Grenacher and B. Stieltjes

Proceedings 17th Scientific Meeting, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu,, p.4031

We evaluated the value of different b-values to differentiate between pancreatic carcinoma and chronic pancreatitis using DWI. Nineteen patients received DWI (b= 25-800s/mm2). Histopathologically, 13 had pancreatic carcinoma and 6 chronic pancreatitis. We measured the ADC within the lesions for all b-values. The difference in ADC was tested using a Mann-Whitney-U-Test. The results showed significant differences between the ADCs of pancreatic carcinoma and chronic pancreatitis at low b-values (b=75, 100, 150 and 200). At higher b-values (>300), the differences did not reach significance. In conclusion, for the differentiation between pancreatic carcinoma and chronic pancreatitis, low b-values outperform high b-values.

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