Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 8, pp 734–738 | Cite as

Diffusion-weighted imaging in diagnosing neurological disorders in children: a pediatric neurologist’s perspective

  • Susan L. BenedictEmail author


Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) has provided a way to measure early changes in cellular function in the central nervous system. It has permitted rapid, less invasive diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders that were once thought to be untreatable. DWI has also created new avenues of research and alternative ways to measure study outcomes. Seven clinical cases illustrate how DWI enhances the ability of the pediatric neurologist to rapidly diagnose acute neurological disorders in infants and children.


Diffusion-weighted imaging MRI Children 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric NeurologyThe University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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