Current Research in MRI
Original Article

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessment of Normal ADC Values of the Parotid Gland


Department of Radiology, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey


Department of Radiology, Kastamonu University, Faculty of Medicine, Kastamonu, Turkey

Curr Res MRI 2023; 2: 16-18
DOI: 10.5152/CurrResMRI.2023.23053
Read: 1616 Downloads: 426 Published: 01 April 2023

Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the normal Apperent Difussion Coefficient (ADC) values of the parotid gland in relation to age and gender.

Methods: Fifty female and 50 male patients of the same age were retrospectively analyzed. After inspecting the parotid glands of patients from the same age range, measurements were made using a 30 mm2 Region of Interest (ROI) in the superficial region. The research was conducted by a single radiologist.

Results: There is no difference between average ages of men and women (P = .844). There was no difference between mean ADC values of men and women (P = .715). The average ADC for the entire group was 1069.1 ± 89.5 mm2/s.

Conclusion: In our study, the average ADC for the entire group was 1069.1 ± 89.5 mm2. If these values are considered in accordance with the device, technique, age, and gender and used as a reference, hypocellular formations can be anticipated above this value and hypercellular formations below this value.

Cite this article as: Kazcı Ö, Ece B. Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of normal ADC values of the parotid gland. Current Research in MRI, 2023;2(1):16-18.

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