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Value of diffusion kurtosis imaging in assessing low-grade gliomas.

08:00 EDT 23rd March 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Value of diffusion kurtosis imaging in assessing low-grade gliomas."

Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) measures have been shown to provide increased sensitivity relative to diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in detecting pathologies.

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Name: Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI
ISSN: 1522-2586
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