Predicting and monitoring cancer treatment response with diffusion-weighted MRI

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Accreditation and Designation Statement

Blackwell Futura Media Services designates this educational activity for a 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Blackwell Futura Media Services is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Interpret the benefits of diffusion-weighted MRI for use as a cancer treatment response biomarker.

Continuous participation in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging CME program will enable learners to be better able to:

  • Identify and describe the basic physics principles for MRI/S and associated correlative imaging modalities.

  • Identify and describe a variety of pathologic conditions.

  • Understand and synthesize physical principles underlying diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

  • Analyze and correlate anatomic, pathologic, and MR findings for a variety of pathologic conditions.

Activity Disclosures

The following contributors have no conflicts of interest to disclose:


C. Leon Partain, MD, PhD

CME Editor

Scott B. Reeder, MD, PhD

CME Committee

Scott Nagle, MD, PhD

Pratik Mukherjee, MD, PhD

Shreyas Vasanawala, MD, PhD

Bonnie Joe, MD, PhD

Tim Leiner, MD, PhD

Sabine Weckbach, MD


Harriet C. Thoeny, MD

Brian D. Ross, PhD

Instructions on Receiving Credit

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This activity is designed to be completed within an hour; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity during the valid credit period, which is up to two years from initial publication.

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  • Read the article in print or online format.

  • Reflect on the article.

  • Access the CME Exam, and choose the best answer to each question.

  • Complete the required evaluation component of the activity.