Time dependence of serial diffusion-weighted imaging features in a case of pyogenic brain abscess

J Comput Assist Tomogr. May-Jun 2000;24(3):478-81. doi: 10.1097/00004728-200005000-00022.


Both signal intensity on trace images and apparent diffusion coefficient measurements on mapped images evolved rapidly on serial diffusion-weighted sequences in a case of pyogenic brain abscess that was monitored primarily by MRI before a biopsy was performed. Considering only the signal intensities on the trace images would have led to an underestimation of the intrinsic tissue changes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Brain Abscess / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Suppuration