DWI as an Imaging Biomarker for Bladder Cancer.

DWI has been increasingly applied in the management of bladder cancer. In this article, we discuss the role of DWI as an imaging biomarker for bladder cancer.

The DWI signal is derived from the motion of water molecules, which represents the physiologic characteristics of the tissue of interest. The emerging evidence highlights the utility of DWI for bladder cancer detection and characterization. DWI is a potentially useful tool to individualize treatment strategies.

AJR. American journal of roentgenology. 2017 Feb 28 [Epub]

Soichiro Yoshida, Taro Takahara, Thomas C Kwee, Yuma Waseda, Shuichiro Kobayashi, Yasuhisa Fujii

1 Department of Urology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University Graduate School, 1-5-45, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8519, Japan., 2 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tokai University School of Engineering, Kanagawa, Japan., 3 Department of Radiology, UMC Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands., 4 Department of Urology, Tama-Nambu Chiiki Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.