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Table 8 The relative availability of DWIBS MRI on the contrary to bone scan and PET-CT

From: Accuracy and diagnostic value of diffusion-weighted whole body imaging with background body signal suppression (DWIBS) in metastatic breast cancer

Criteria Bone scan PET Scan DWIBS MRI
Availability Less Lesser More
Prior preparation Needed Needed Unnecessary
Scan time More More Less
Radiation exposure Yes Yes No
Repeatability Limited Limited Unlimited
Usage in pregnant patients No No Unlimited
Usage in pediatric patients Limited Limited Unlimited
Cost of study More More Less