Diffusion Weighted Imaging of the Genitourinary System

Techniques and Clinical Applications

  • Deniz Akata
  • Nikolaos Papanikolaou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Thierry Metens, Charalampos Mpougias, Nickolas Papanikolaou
    Pages 1-16
  3. Carlos Nicolau, Carmen Sebastià, Antonio Luna
    Pages 17-45
  4. Roberto García-Figueiras, Sandra Baleato-González
    Pages 47-71
  5. Mohamed E. Abou El-Ghar, Mohammed A. Badawy, Tarek A. El-Diasty
    Pages 73-104
  6. Ali Devrim Karaosmanoğlu, Musturay Karcaaltıncaba, Mustafa N. Özmen, Deniz Akata
    Pages 105-123
  7. João Lopes Dias, Teresa Margarida Cunha
    Pages 125-145
  8. Stephanie Nougaret, Helen Addley, Mariana Horta, Teresa Margarida Cunha, Evis Sala
    Pages 147-166
  9. Sherif Mehralivand, Christopher Knaus, Peter L. Choyke, Baris Turkbey
    Pages 167-178

About this book


This book discusses diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and its evolving clinical role. 

DWI has frequently been used in the abdomen and pelvis but is now increasingly being used in other clinical applications, especially for the diagnostic workup of oncologic patients. Standardization and clinical validation of quantitative DWI related biomarkers is still ongoing, although efforts have been undertaken, especially in the prostate, to provide standardized imaging guidelines for different clinical indications. The technical aspects and clinical applications of DWI presented focus on the respective anatomical region and its pathologies. The book is unique in providing tables of technical details (imaging protocols, artifacts, optimization techniques) for each chapter, making this complex area as simple and practical as possible.

The book is intended for radiologists interested in urogenital radiology and also for radiology residents.



Diffusion Models Oncologic Imaging Treatment Response Prostate cancer Quantitative parameters Magnetic resonance imaging Renal transplant Dynamic contrast enhanced imaging Female pelvis

Editors and affiliations

  • Deniz Akata
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Papanikolaou
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor and Chair, Radiology DepartmentHacettepe University School of Medicine Radiology DepartmentAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Head of Computational Clinical Imaging GroupCentre for the Unknown, Champalimaud FoundationLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69574-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69575-4
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