Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging in the activity staging of terminal ileum Crohn's disease
Yin-Chen Wu, Xue-Hua Lin, Xian-Ying Zheng, Dai-Rong Cao, Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou 350005, Fujian Province, China
Ze-Bin Xiao, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
Zhong-Shuai Zhang, Department of Diagnosis Imaging, Siemens Healthcare Ltd, Shanghai 201318, China
Author contributions: Wu YC made substantial contributions to the conception and design of the study, performing the study, acquisition of data and drafting the manuscript; Xiao ZB carried out the statistical analyses and image post-processing; Lin XH performed the scanning sequences; Zhang ZS was responsible for sequence optimization; Cao DR participated in the design and helped in drafting the manuscript; Zheng XY conceived the study idea, participated in its design, and helped in drafting the manuscript; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Medical Innovation Program of Fujian Province, No. 2018-CX-30; and Startup Fund for Scientific Research of Fujian Medical University, No. 2018QH1054.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Branch for Medical Research and Clinical Technology Application, Ethics Committee of First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Xian-Ying Zheng, MD, Professor, Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, No. 20 Chazhong Road, Fuzhou 350005, Fujian Province, China. email@example.com
Received: June 19, 2020
Peer-review started: June 19, 2020
First decision: July 28, 2020
Revised: August 6, 2020
Accepted: September 12, 2020
Article in press: September 12, 2020
Published online: October 21, 2020