Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) of the pancreas gland by apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map is important in the diagnosis and differentiation of diseases of the pancreas. The ADC value is affected by many factors, such as magnetic fields, motion, b-values, and types of pulse sequence. In this paper, the basic principles of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are discussed along with the use of this technique in the diagnosis of pancreatic diseases.


Keywords: pancreas, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging, apparent diffusion coefficient
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