Title: Imaging tutorial: differential diagnosis of bright lesions on diffusion-weighted MR images
Authors: Stadnik, Tadeusz W ×
Demaerel, Philippe
Luypaert, Robert R
Chaskis, Christo
Van Rompaey, Katrijn L
Michotte, Alex
Osteaux, Michel J #
Issue Date: Jan-2003
Publisher: Radiological Society of North America
Series Title: Radiographics vol:23 issue:1 pages:e7
Abstract: High sensitivity (94%) and specificity (100%) have been reported in the diagnosis of acute cerebral infarction with diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. However, high signal intensity on diffusion-weighted MR images and low apparent diffusion coefficient values (similar to the findings in acute cerebral infarction) were reported in such diverse conditions as hemorrhage, abscess, lymphoma, and even Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The differential diagnosis of these conditions (eg, acute ischemic infarction and acute cerebral hemorrhage) is critical for the determination of appropriate treatment. The authors present a systematic review of bright lesions on diffusion-weighted MR images and their differential diagnosis, with emphasis on the practical and clinical approaches of differential diagnosis.
ISSN: 0271-5333
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Radiology
Translational MRI (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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