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Diffusion and Spectroscopy

  • Luiz Celso Hygino Da CruzJr.Email author
  • Rafael Ferracini Cabral
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Abstract

Diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging provides potentially unique information on the viability of brain tissue. It provides image contrast that is dependent on the molecular motion of water, which may be substantially altered by disease. The primary application of DW MR imaging has been in brain imaging, mainly because of its exquisite sensitivity to ischemic stroke, a common condition that is very common nowadays.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Hepatic Encephalopathy Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy Arachnoid Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luiz Celso Hygino Da CruzJr.
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rafael Ferracini Cabral
    • 2
  1. 1.CDPI and IRM Ressonancia MagneticaUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Clínica de Diagnóstico por Imagem (CDPI)Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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