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Diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) has become increasingly widely available over recent years and is recognized as a powerful tool in neuroimaging. It is primarily used to identify acute ischaemia in patients presenting with stroke because of the improved sensitivity it offers early in the course of the disease. DWI also contributes useful diagnostic information in a range of other conditions. In this review we describe the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of a number of conditions characterized by cortical diffusion restriction (CDR).

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.crad.2007.12.018

Type

Journal article

Journal

Clin Radiol

Publication Date

11/2008

Volume

63

Pages

1245 - 1253

Keywords

Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Brain Diseases, Brain Infarction, Central Nervous System Infections, Cerebral Cortex, Child, Diagnosis, Differential, Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Female, Humans, Kearns-Sayre Syndrome, MELAS Syndrome, Male, Middle Aged