Examples for clinical application
Monitoring bone marrow metastases treatment
Histogram analysis of whole-body diffusion-weighted images and ADC maps has been documented to be a powerful tool to monitor response to treatment in skeletal therapy.
Earlier assessment of response to TACE therapy
Volumetric functional MR assessment is documented to predict TACE therapy response after one month1, where the currently available imaging criteria (morphology-based) assess therapy response after six months, earliest2.
The benefits are two-fold: Treatment path optimization and savings of unnecessary treatment costs.
1Unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: MR imaging after intraarterial therapy. Part II. Response stratification using volumetric functional criteria after intraarterial therapy Radiology. 2013;268:431-9
2Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Response to TACE Assessed with Semiautomated Volumetric and Functional Analysis of Diffusion-weighted and Contrast-enhanced MR Imaging Data; Radiology: 2011;260:752-761