Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

NEURORADIOLOGY
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 705--710

Clinical applications of diffusion weighted MR imaging: A review


R Rajeshkannan, S Moorthy, KP Sreekumar, R Rupa, NK Prabhu 
 Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Lane, Elamakkara (PO), Ernakulam. Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
R Rajeshkannan
Department of Radiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita Lane, Elamakkara (PO), Ernakulam, Pin: 682026, Kerala
India

Diffusion MR imaging is now a routine component of the brain MR imaging examination and is critical in the evaluation of stroke patients. However, high signal intensity on diffusion MR and hypo intensity on apparent diffusion co-efficient (ADC) images, which are features of acute cerebral infarction, have been reported in such diverse conditions as hemorrhage, abscess, tumor and even in Wernicke encephalopathy. Differentiating between there conditions is critical for determination of appropriate treatment. We present a systematic review of hyperintense lesions on diffusion MR images and their potential clinical applications.


How to cite this article:
Rajeshkannan R, Moorthy S, Sreekumar K P, Rupa R, Prabhu N K. Clinical applications of diffusion weighted MR imaging: A review.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2006;16:705-710


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Rajeshkannan R, Moorthy S, Sreekumar K P, Rupa R, Prabhu N K. Clinical applications of diffusion weighted MR imaging: A review. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Jan 23 ];16:705-710
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