Diffusion-weighted MR imaging in acute spinal cord ischemia


We report diffusion-weighted (DW) MR findings for acute spinal cord ischemia in a 56-year-old patient. MR imaging obtained approximately 3 h after symptom onset demonstrated an area of hyperintensity on DW images, but no conspicuous signal abnormality on T2-weighted images in the conus medullaris. DW imaging of the spinal cord can contribute to the early detection of spinal cord vascular compromise.

DOI: 10.1007/s00330-004-2284-6

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@article{Fujikawa2004DiffusionweightedMI, title={Diffusion-weighted MR imaging in acute spinal cord ischemia}, author={Akira Fujikawa and Kazuhiro Tsuchiya and Sousuke Takeuchi and Junichi Hachiya}, journal={European Radiology}, year={2004}, volume={14}, pages={2076-2078} }