Ankur Purwar

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PURPOSE To use diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) metrics for measuring cytotoxic and interstitial components of cerebral edema (CE) in acute hepatic failure (AHF) patients. CE is a major complication in patients with AHF. MATERIALS AND METHODS DTI was performed in 20 patients with AHF and 15 controls. Ten patients underwent repeat imaging after recovery from(More)
PURPOSE To estimate precontrast tissue parameter (T(10)) using fast spin echo (FSE) and to quantify physiological and hemodynamic parameters with leakage correction using T(1)-weighted dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) perfusion imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Voxel-wise T(10) computation was performed followed by the analysis of T(1)-weighted DCE perfusion(More)
Restricted diffusion in brain abscess is assumed to be due to a combination of inflammatory cells, necrotic debris, viscosity, and macromolecules present in the pus. We performed diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) on 41 patients with proven brain abscesses (36 pyogenic and five tuberculous), and correlated the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) from the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Cerebral edema is a major complication in patients with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the metabolite alterations and cerebral edema in patients with FHF using in vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and diffusion tensor imaging, and to look for its reversibility in survivors. METHODS(More)
Increased anisotropy in brain abscesses has been shown to be due to adhesion of inflammatory cells and is suggestive of an active inflammatory process. The objective of this study was to determine if similar changes occur in the pia-arachnoid on the surface of the cerebral cortex in patients with pyogenic meningitis, and if these changes regress following(More)
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