Journal article

Thin section magnetic resonance diffusion-weighted imaging in the detection of acute infratentorial stroke

Tom Entwisle, Yuliya Perchyonok, Greg Fitt

Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology | WILEY | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Magnetic resonance diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is the most accurate technique available for demonstrating acute infarction; however, false-negative DWI is higher in the infratentorium due to the limited spatial resolution with conventional 5 mm DWI. The aim of this study was to compare 5 mm DWI with 3 mm DWI in the detection of acute infratentorial infarction. METHODS: A 3 mm DWI sequence of the infratentorium was incorporated into the conventional MRI stroke protocol for the evaluation of patients with vertebrobasilar stroke-like deficits. The 5 mm and 3 mm DWI sequences were assessed by two neuroradiologists who were blinded to the clinical findings. Sensitivity and spec..

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