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DWIBS helps discover lesions

Case Study
Nobusawa, Hiroshi, M.D., Ph.D. Kawasaki Sawai Hospital • Japan
Naka, Takanori Kawasaki Sawai Hospital • Japan

Patient history

For this 74-year-old male patient diagnosis seemed difficult based on the patient’s complaint, but pathological fracture was suspected. He underwent MRI at Kawasaki Saiwai Hospital, Japan

MR examination

The patient was scanned on Ingenia 1.5T using the whole body oncology protocol that includes coronal DWIBS and mDIXON.


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DWIBS <br><br>Reformatted DWIBS
Reformatted DWIBS

 mDIXON water, in phase, opposed phase, fat
mDIXON water, in phase, opposed phase, fat


The final diagnosis turned out to be left superior lobe cancer, mediastinal lymph node metastasis and osseous metastasis.

Impact of coronal DWIBS imaging

Read more on how Kawasaki Saiwai hospital improved their DWIBS whole body protocol, shortened their scan time and increased their referrals:


FieldStrength article: Expanding whole body MRI use in oncology patients





Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

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Case Study
Ingenia 1.5T
Release 4
Body, DWI, DWIBS, mDIXON, mDIXON FFE, Oncology, Whole body

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