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Importance of ADC parameters from histogram analysis corresponding to histological components in endometrial cancer

  • Naoko Mori
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo machi, Aobaku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8574, Japan
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  • Shunji Mugikura
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo machi, Aobaku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8574, Japan
    Division of Image Statistics, Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Seiryo 2-1, Sendai 980-8574, Japan
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  • Kei Takase
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    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo machi, Aobaku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8574, Japan
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Published:October 21, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2021.110004
      We have read with interest the article, titled ‘The role of volumetric ADC histogram analysis in preoperatively evaluating the tumour subtype and grade of endometrial cancer,’ by Ma et al. [
      • Ma X.
      • Shen M.
      • He Y.
      • Ma F.
      • Liu J.
      • Zhang G.
      • Qiang J.
      The role of volumetric ADC histogram analysis in preoperatively evaluating the tumour subtype and grade of endometrial cancer.
      ]. We greatly appreciate their study, which showed the diagnostic performance of tumour volume and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) parameters of histogram analysis in evaluating the subtype and grade of endometrial cancer. We are interested in this study, as it discussed the effective ADC parameters in differentiating endometrioid adenocarcinomas (EACs) from non-EACs, including serous endometrial cancers (SECs).
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