Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Assessment of Brain Development in Normal Fetuses and Ventriculomegaly

  title={Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Assessment of Brain Development in Normal Fetuses and Ventriculomegaly},
  author={Maria Giovanna Di Trani and Lucia Manganaro and Amanda Antonelli and Michele Guerreri and Riccardo De Feo and Carlo Catalano and Silvia Capuani},
  journal={Frontiers in Physics},
Diffusion neuro-MRI has benefited significantly from sophisticated pre-processing procedures aimed at improving image quality and diagnostic. In this work, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) was used with artifact correction and the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) was quantified to investigate fetal brain development. The DWI protocol was designed in order to limit the acquisition time and to estimate ADC without perfusion bias. The ADC in normal fetal brains was compared to cases with… 

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