Scaranelo et al. explained further: “The contrast-enhanced DTI parameters are less amenable to standardization because their values depend on the type and dose of contrast agent and on variations in the contrast agent dynamics among the various types of breast cancers.”
Thus, due to the lack of standardization of contrast-enhanced DTI, the authors of this AJR article still preferred unenhanced diffusion measurements.
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