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Diagnostic value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging compared with fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography for pancreatic malignancy: a meta-analysis using a hierarchical regression model.

Authors
  • Wu, Lian-Ming
  • Hu, Jia-Ni
  • Hua, Jia
  • Liu, Man-Ju
  • Chen, Jie
  • Xu, Jian-Rong
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2012
Volume
27
Issue
6
Pages
1027–1035
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2012.07112.x
PMID: 22414092
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) was highly sensitive and DWI was a highly specific modality in diagnosing patients with pancreatic malignancy. PET/CT and DWI could play different roles in diagnosing pancreatic carcinoma. Enhanced PET/CT seems to be superior to unenhanced PET/CT. Further larger prospective studies are needed to establish its value for diagnosis in pancreatic cancer.

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