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Fig. 1 | BMC Medical Imaging

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From: Accuracy of whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI (WB-DWI/MRI) in diagnosis, staging and follow-up of gastric cancer, in comparison to CT: a pilot study

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A patient with an age-range between 60 and 70 years old was diagnosed with a primary gastric adenocarcinoma with signet ring cell differentiation, localized at the cardia. CT scan (a) showed the primary tumor (arrows) as well as hydronephrosis of the right kidney (*), without a demonstrable cause. He had a WB-DWI/MRI for operability assessment. The primary gastric cancer is well visualized on the axial b1000 DWI (b, arrow). Apart from a peritoneal tumor implant on the right distal ureter (arrows) as the cause for the hydronephrosis on the coronal (c) and axial b1000 DWI (d), a brain metastasis (arrowheads) was found in the left cerebellum on the axial post-contrast T1 image (e) as well as the b1000 DWI (f), since the brain is included in the WB-DWI/MRI

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