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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 702

Comment on "Susceptibility-weighted imaging: The value in cerebral astrocytomas"

1 Primary Care Unit, KMT Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Visiting Professor, Hainan Medical University, China

Date of Submission20-Sep-2013
Date of Decision08-Oct-2013
Date of Acceptance29-Dec-2013
Date of Web Publication20-Jan-2014

Correspondence Address:
Sora Yasri
Primary Care Unit, KMT Center, Bangkok
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.125411

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Comment on "Susceptibility-weighted imaging: The value in cerebral astrocytomas". Neurol India 2013;61:702

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We read with interest the paper on "susceptibility-weighted imaging: The value in cerebral astrocytomas grading" by Zhang and colleagues. [1] The authors have concluded that "CE-SWI was better than CE-T1WI in visualizing tumor architecture. There are some concerns on this study; the study sample is small and there was no assessment of the effect of image interpreter' experience. In fact, it is necessary to differentiate the astrocytoma from other highly similar lesions in CE-SWI such as lymphoma, [2] brain abscess [3] and others. In other similar study, it has been observed that the diagnostic accuracy of CE-SWI was not good and the sensitivity and specificity were 81.8% and 80.0%, respectively. [4]

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1.Zhang H, Tan Y, Wang XC, Qing JB, Wang L, Wu XF, et al. Susceptibility-weighted imaging: The value in cerebral astrocytomas grading. Neurol India 2013;61:389-95.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Peters S, Knoß N, Wodarg F, Cnyrim C, Jansen O. Glioblastomas vs. lymphomas: More diagnostic certainty by using susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI). Rofo 2012;184:713-8.  Back to cited text no. 2
3.Toh CH, Wei KC, Chang CN, Hsu PW, Wong HF, Ng SH, et al. Differentiation of pyogenic brain abscesses from necrotic glioblastomas with use of susceptibility-weighted imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2012;33:1534-8.  Back to cited text no. 3
4.Zhang W, Zhao J, Guo D, Zhong W, Shu J, Luo Y. Application of susceptibility weighted imaging in revealing intratumoral blood products and grading gliomas. J Radiol 2010;91:485-90.  Back to cited text no. 4


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