Added value of diffusion-weighted MR imaging to non-enhanced CT in the evaluation of acute abdominopelvic pain

Ozdemir O., Metin Y., Tasci F., Metin N. O., Bilir O., Yavasi O., ...More

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, vol.28, no.17, pp.7735-7743, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 17
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chemical Abstracts Core
  • Page Numbers: pp.7735-7743
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: When performing a Non-Enhanced Computed Tomography (NECT) scan, the efficacy generally reduces, and an additional CECT may become inevitable for final diagnosis. This prospective study aims to determine the added value of Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) when combined to NECT in the diagnosis of acute abdominopelvic pain (acute abdomen) and the diagnostic efficacy of combined imaging (DWI and NECT) compared with CECT.