Role of Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DMI) in gynecological pathology
Dr. Haritha Chodiboina, Dr. Aishwarya KC, Dr. Santosh N
Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) is key in the medical field today as it is used in the detection of tumors in the body. In this study, the sample of patients taken was 137 and were taken through a Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The results obtained revealed that 58 of the patients had DWI, 42 had high tumor grades and 68 LVSI. The patients also had endometrium carcinoma (112), serous carcinoma (19), clear cell (3) and mixed carcinoma (3). DWI has led to improved accuracy in tumor detection, differentiation in residual or recurrent tumors and even the identification of how deep a myometrial invasion is. It has also led to the determination of FIGO staging system for cancer in the endometrium and overall improvement of treatments offered to patients.