Feasibility and applicability of diffusion-weighted and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in routine assessments of children with high-grade gliomas.
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Diffusion-weighted (DW) and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been used as imaging biomarkers in adults with high-grade gliomas (HGGs). We incorporated free-breathing DW-MRI and DCE-MRI, at a single time point, in the routine follow-up of five children (median age 9 years, range 8-15) with histologically confirmed HGG within a prospective imaging study. It was feasible to incorporate DW-MRI and DCE-MRI in routine assessments of children with HGG. DW and DCE parameters were repeatable in paediatric HGG. Higher median ADC100-1000 significantly correlated with longer survival in our sample.
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Pediatric blood & cancer, 2016