Diffusional kurtosis imaging: The quantification of non‐gaussian water diffusion by means of magnetic resonance imaging

  title={Diffusional kurtosis imaging: The quantification of non‐gaussian water diffusion by means of magnetic resonance imaging},
  author={J. Jensen and J. Helpern and A. Ramani and Hanzhang Lu and K. Kaczynski},
  journal={Magnetic Resonance in Medicine},
A magnetic resonance imaging method is presented for quantifying the degree to which water diffusion in biologic tissues is non‐Gaussian. Since tissue structure is responsible for the deviation of water diffusion from the Gaussian behavior typically observed in homogeneous solutions, this method provides a specific measure of tissue structure, such as cellular compartments and membranes. The method is an extension of conventional diffusion‐weighted imaging that requires the use of somewhat… Expand
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