Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging: biomarker for treatment response in oncology

Maria Luiza Testa, Rubens Chojniak, Letícia Silva Sene, Aline Santos Damascena
2013 Radiologia Brasileira  
The authors report a case where a quantitative assessment of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of liver metastasis in a patient undergoing chemotherapy has shown to be an effective early marker for predicting therapeutic response, anticipating changes in tumor size. A lesion with lower initial ADC value and early increase in such value in the course of the treatment tends to present a better therapeutic response.
doi:10.1590/s0100-39842013000300013 fatcat:kkcatd6hcvfhfncrup4kub7si4