Functional MR imaging techniques in oncology in the era of personalized medicine Journal Article


Authors: Benz, M. R.; Vargas, H. A.; Sala, E.
Article Title: Functional MR imaging techniques in oncology in the era of personalized medicine
Abstract: DW and DCE MR imaging contribute significantly to diagnosis, treatment planning, response assessment, and prognosis in personalized cancer medicine. Nevertheless, the need for further standardization of these techniques needs to be addressed. Whole-body DW MR imaging is an exciting field; however, future studies need to investigate in more depth the biologic significance of the findings depicted, their prognostic relevance, and cost-effectiveness in comparison with MDCT and PET/CT. New MR imaging probes, such as targeted or activatable contrast agents and dynamic nuclear hyperpolarization, show great promise to further improve the care of patients with cancer in the near future. © 2016 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: mrs; dwi; dce; dnp; hepatobiliary contrast agent; spio
Journal Title: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Volume: 24
Issue: 1
ISSN: 1064-9689
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co-Elsevier Inc.  
Date Published: 2016-02-01
Start Page: 1
End Page: 10
Language: English
DOI: 10.1016/j.mric.2015.08.001
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 26613872
PMCID: PMC5031083
DOI/URL:
Notes: Review -- Export Date: 3 February 2016 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Evis Sala
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  2. Matthias   Benz
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