Normal brain and brain tumor: multicomponent apparent diffusion coefficient line scan imaging

Radiology. 2001 Jun;219(3):842-9. doi: 10.1148/radiology.219.3.r01jn02842.


Magnetic resonance line scan diffusion imaging of the brain, with diffusion weighting between 5 and 5,000 sec/mm(2), was performed in healthy subjects and patients with a 1.5-T machine. For each voxel, biexponential signal decay fits produced two apparent diffusion constants and respective signal amplitudes. Images based on these parameters show potential for use in the differentiation of gray and white matter, edema, and tumor.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Brain / anatomy & histology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Case-Control Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged