Volume reductions of the hippocampus are associated with Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and epilepsy. We used clinically available MRI methods (2D acquisition; inversion recovery and calculated T2 images; 3 mm contiguous slices) that optimize image contrast, quality, and resolution and standardized positioning protocols to maximize the in vivo accuracy… (More)
Spinal cord infarcts have been reported in young healthy patients following contact with the water on the beaches of North Carolina. Although their exact cause is not known, contact with a toxic marine animal has been proposed. We describe a patient who suffered a "seastroke" and review the pertinent literature.
Small blood vessel injury is a feature of post irradiation brain. Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is a technique that exploits the magnetic properties of tissues, such as blood and iron content and is thus sensitive to hemorrhage as a marker of small vessel injury. Our purpose was to assess post irradiation brain findings using SWI. We evaluated 12… (More)
This study explored the neurologic vascular complications of varicella zoster virus (VZV). We describe four patients presenting at our institution with neurologic involvement by VZV. MR and MRA studies of the intracranial arterial circulation in the head were read by board-certified radiologists using standard clinical procedures. On MRI, three patients had… (More)