MR imaging of the central nervous system in diving-related decompression illness.

@article{Reuter1997MRIO,
  title={MR imaging of the central nervous system in diving-related decompression illness.},
  author={Michael Reuter and Kay Tetzlaff and Alfred Hutzelmann and Guido Fritsch and Johann C. Steffens and E. Bettinghausen and Martin Heller},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={940-4}
}
PURPOSE This investigation was conducted to determine whether MR imaging showed cerebral or spinal damage in acute diving-related decompression illness, a term that includes decompression sickness (DCS) and arterial gas embolism (AGE). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 16 divers with dysbaric injuries were examined after the initiation of therapeutic recompression. Their injuries comprised: neurological DCS II n = 8; AGE n = 7; combined cerebral-AGE/spinal-DCS n = 1. T1- and T2-weighted images… CONTINUE READING