Diffusion-weighted MR imaging of pyogenic intraventricular empyema

  title={Diffusion-weighted MR imaging of pyogenic intraventricular empyema},
  author={Kil-Tae Han and Dae Seob Choi and Jae Wook Ryoo and Jae Min Cho and Kyung Nyeo Jeon and Kyung-Soo Bae and Jin Jong You and Sung Hoon Chung and Eun Ha Koh and K. Park},
Pyogenic intraventricular empyema (PIE) is a potentially fatal CNS infection. However, it is sometimes difficult to diagnose PIE on the basis of clinical and conventional MRI findings. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) has been accepted as a useful MR sequence for the diagnosis of various intracranial infections. The purpose of this study was to determine the DWI characteristics of PIE and the role of DWI in the diagnosis of PIE. Eight patients with PIE underwent MRI including DWI. We assessed… CONTINUE READING