Crossed cerebellar diaschisis: assessment with dynamic susceptibility contrast MR imaging

Radiology. 1999 Feb;210(2):558-62. doi: 10.1148/radiology.210.2.r99fe02558.


The authors investigated the feasibility of using T2-weighted, half-Fourier rapid acquisition with relaxation enhancement, or RARE, dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to depict crossed cerebellar diaschisis. In 10 patients after unilateral supratentorial stroke, crossed cerebellar diaschisis was demonstrated in the relative regional cerebellar blood volume maps obtained with MR imaging. Cerebellar blood volume values for the nonaffected cerebellar hemisphere were significantly larger than those for the affected side (P = .0003).

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Cerebellum / pathology*
  • Cerebellum / physiopathology
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation / physiology
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / pathology*
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / physiopathology
  • Contrast Media
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Fourier Analysis
  • Gadolinium DTPA
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • Contrast Media
  • Gadolinium DTPA