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Application progress of intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion weighted imaging in lungs
LÜ Siqiang  QIN Wenheng  SUN Zhanguo 

Cite this article as: Lü SQ, Qin WH, Sun ZG. Application progress of intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion weighted imaging in lungs[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(2): 141-144. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.02.035.

[Abstract] The diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) can reflect the degree of diffusion of water molecules in tissues without contrast enhancement. However, DWI is a mono-exponential model, which cannot separate the pseudo-diffusion from pure molecular diffusion. Intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion-weighted imaging (IVIM-DWI) utilizes a double-exponential model to obtain parameters of pure water molecule diffusion and microcirculatory perfusion-related diffusion, more comprehensively and accurately reflects the complexity of the microstructure of the tumor tissue. In recent years, the application of IVIM-DWI in lung has been gradually increasing and become the focus of lung functional magnetic resonance imaging research. In this paper, we mainly reviewed the technical parameters of IVIM-DWI in lung and related research progress in the diagnosis and treatment of the lung cancer.
[Keywords] lung cancer;intravoxel incoherent motion;magnetic resonance imaging;diffusion weighted imaging

LÜ Siqiang1   QIN Wenheng2   SUN Zhanguo2*  

1 Clinical Medical College of Jining Medical University, Jining 272013, China

2 Department of Medical Imaging, Affiliated Hospital of Jining Medical University, Jining 272029, China

Sun ZG, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2021-10-08
Accepted  2022-02-07
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.02.035
Cite this article as: Lü SQ, Qin WH, Sun ZG. Application progress of intravoxel incoherent motion diffusion weighted imaging in lungs[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(2): 141-144.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.02.035

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