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Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging-New Technique

Diffusion kurtosis imaging provides independent and complementary information to that acquired with traditional diffusion techniques. The additional information is thought to indicate the complexity of the microstructural environment of the imaged tissue and may lead to broad-reaching applications in all aspects of neuroradiology.

Read More: American Journal of Roentgenology. 2014;202: W26-W33. 10.2214/AJR.13.11365

In another article authors have used DK imaging for stroke. Aco=cording to authors, although diffusion-weighted imaging and its metric, the ADC, have been widely used in the evaluation of stroke, DK imaging will provide additional and useful information, including a more detailed evaluation of pathologic tissue changes. 

Further reading: A new diffusion metric, diffusion kurtosis imaging, used in the serial examination of a patient with stroke. Acta Radiologica Short Reports February 2012 1: 2, first published on February 1, 2012 doi:10.1258/arsr.2011.110024
Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging-New Technique Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Friday, December 27, 2013 Rating: 5

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