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Diffusion tensor imaging in an infant with traumatic brain swelling.
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PMID:  12917147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present the case of a 14-month-old male infant who underwent diffusion tensor imaging within 24 hours of traumatic brain injury. Although conventional MR findings that included those of diffusion-weighted imaging were unremarkable, full-tensor diffusion imaging revealed striking abnormalities in regions of brain that subsequently developed overt swelling. This case engenders important hypotheses regarding mechanisms of traumatic brain swelling and anisotropic diffusion of water in pathologic tissues.
Aaron S Field; Khader Hasan; Brian J Jellison; Konstantinos Arfanakis; Andrew L Alexander
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0195-6108     ISO Abbreviation:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-14     Completed Date:  2003-10-30     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003708     Medline TA:  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1461-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin 53792-3252, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Edema / diagnosis*,  etiology
Brain Injuries / complications,  diagnosis*
Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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