Special Issue "Application of Dynamic MRI in Clinical Practice"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Nuclear Medicine & Radiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2023) | Viewed by 453

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Lei Tang
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Guest Editor
Department of Radiology, Peking University Cancer Hospital, Beijing, China
Interests: CT scan; magnetic resonance; gastrointestinal cancer; GIST; treatment evaluation; functional imaging; diagnostic radiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) is a non-invasive imaging technique that can be used to study the microcirculatory system in vivo through tracking the diffusion of paramagnetic contrast agents over time and provides information on both anatomy and function. DCE-MRI has been widely investigated in perfusion-related research fields covering the central nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system,  genitourinary system, etc., and diseases focused on tumors, inflammation, hepatic fibrosis, cardiomyopathy and nephropathy, etc. The major clinical applications range from diagnosis/differential diagnosis to biological behavior assessment, risk stratification, classification and staging, organ function assessment, treatment response evaluation, and prognosis prediction, which have been providing more and more information for clinical practice.

However, there are still challenges and issues that need to be further studied and clarified during clinical practice, such as the lack of multi-center large-sample studies and, thereafter, the absence of high-level evidence, QA and QC for acquisition protocols in different centers, the robustness and repeatability of the parameters and interpretation of results, etc.

In this Special Issue, we welcome the submission of original research and review articles aiming to highlight the clinical potential of DCE-MRI and provide an overview of possible applications in diagnosis and treatment evaluation, raising awareness among clinicians of a promising non-invasive functional MRI tool that, after long being used for research, is now ready to enter the clinics.

Prof. Dr. Lei Tang
Guest Editor

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  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • dynamic contrast enhanced
  • neoplasms
  • diagnosis, differential
  • biological behavior
  • risk stratification
  • classification/staging
  • function assessment
  • therapeutics response
  • prognosis

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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