Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Diffusion-weighted imaging: basic concepts and application in cerebral stroke and head trauma


Huisman, Thierry A G M (2003). Diffusion-weighted imaging: basic concepts and application in cerebral stroke and head trauma. European Radiology, 13(10):2283-2297.

Abstract

Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of the brain represents a new imaging technique that extends imaging from depiction of neuroanatomy to the level of function and physiology. DWI measures a fundamentally different physiological parameter compared with conventional MRI. Image contrast is related to differences in the diffusion rate of water molecules rather than to changes in total tissue water. DWI can reveal pathology in cases where conventional MRI remains unremarkable. DWI has proven to be highly sensitive in the early detection of acute cerebral ischemia and seems promising in the evaluation of traumatic brain injury. DWI can differentiate between lesions with decreased and increased diffusion. In addition, full-tensor DWI can evaluate the microscopic architecture of the brain, in particular white matter tracts, by measuring the degree and spatial distribution of anisotropic diffusion within the brain. This article reviews the basic concepts of DWI and its application in cerebral ischemia and traumatic brain injury

Abstract

Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) of the brain represents a new imaging technique that extends imaging from depiction of neuroanatomy to the level of function and physiology. DWI measures a fundamentally different physiological parameter compared with conventional MRI. Image contrast is related to differences in the diffusion rate of water molecules rather than to changes in total tissue water. DWI can reveal pathology in cases where conventional MRI remains unremarkable. DWI has proven to be highly sensitive in the early detection of acute cerebral ischemia and seems promising in the evaluation of traumatic brain injury. DWI can differentiate between lesions with decreased and increased diffusion. In addition, full-tensor DWI can evaluate the microscopic architecture of the brain, in particular white matter tracts, by measuring the degree and spatial distribution of anisotropic diffusion within the brain. This article reviews the basic concepts of DWI and its application in cerebral ischemia and traumatic brain injury

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics
127 citations in Web of Science®
145 citations in Scopus®
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

215 downloads since deposited on 11 Oct 2018
202 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:National licences > 142-005
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Imaging
Language:English
Date:1 October 2003
Deposited On:11 Oct 2018 11:25
Last Modified:31 Jul 2020 02:39
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0938-7994
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-003-1843-6
Related URLs:https://www.swissbib.ch/Search/Results?lookfor=nationallicencespringer101007s0033000318436 (Library Catalogue)

Download

Green Open Access

Download PDF  'Diffusion-weighted imaging: basic concepts and application in cerebral stroke and head trauma'.
Preview
Content: Published Version
Language: English
Filetype: PDF (Nationallizenz 142-005)
Size: 817kB
View at publisher