Applicazioni cliniche in neuroradiologia delle sequenze pesate in diffusione

Translated title of the contribution: Diffusion-weighted MR Imaging: Clinical applications in neuroradiology

Andrea Romano, Alessandro Bozzao, Michela Bonamini, Fabrizio Fasoli, Michele Ferrante, Roberto Floris, Claudio Colonnese, Luigi Maria Fantozzi

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Among functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) plays an important role in the assessment of a wide variety of brain diseases. DWI provides image contrast that depends on the molecular motion of water and it can be easily added to a standard cranial MR examination, with limited increase in time (imaging time ranges from a few seconds to 2 minutes). DWI is particularly sensitive in the detection of acute ischaemic stroke and in monitoring its evolution (also in the light of new therapeutic strategies for early treatment). Diffusion-weighted MR imaging also provides adjunctive information in the differential diagnosis of other brain diseases including neoplasms, intracranial infections, traumatic brain injury and demyelination some of which may manifest with sudden neurological deficits mimicking acute ischaemic stroke.

Translated title of the contributionDiffusion-weighted MR Imaging: Clinical applications in neuroradiology
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)521-548
Number of pages28
JournalRadiologia Medica
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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