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The usefulness of DTI for estimating the state of cerebellar peduncles in cerebral infarct.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20555152     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Elucidation of the state of cerebellar peduncles (CPs) is difficult because CPs are not completely isolated from adjacent structures and long structures. We attempted to investigate the usefulness of diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) in patients with CP lesions resulting from cerebral infarct. We recruited 6 patients with CP infarct and 6 age-and sex-matched control subjects. Diffusion tensor images (DTIs) were acquired using a sensitivity-encoding head coil at 1.5 T. Three cerebellar peduncles, namely, the superior cerebellar peduncle (SCP), the middle cerebellar peduncle (MCP), and the inferior cerebellar peduncle (ICP) were evaluated using DTI-Studio software. We were able to determine the state of the CP, which could not be detected by conventional brain MRI, according to the following aspect: 1) the presence of a CP lesion resulted from an infarct, 2) the completeness of a CP lesion, and 3) in case of incomplete injury to the CP, the location where integrity was preserved. Therefore, we believe that DTT can give us useful informations on the state of CPs which can not get from conventional brain MRI in patients with cerebral infarct.
Ji Heon Hong; Sung Ho Jang
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  NeuroRehabilitation     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1878-6448     ISO Abbreviation:  NeuroRehabilitation     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-17     Completed Date:  2010-09-22     Revised Date:  2010-12-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9113791     Medline TA:  NeuroRehabilitation     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-305     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Mapping
Cerebellum / pathology*
Cerebral Infarction / pathology*
Diffusion Tensor Imaging / methods*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods
Middle Aged
Nerve Fibers, Myelinated / pathology*

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