MR diffusion measurements in stroke models in rat brains


Journal Article

It is shown that tissue self-diffusion coefficients can be calculated from a series of diffusion-weighted MR (magnetic resonance) images. By variation of the time between diffusion sensitizing gradient pulses, the motions of tissue water may be characterized on varying length scales from 10 μm to 100 μm. Typically, the diffusion coefficient decreases as this diffusion time increases. Such characterization of tissue water properties may be of use in the study of the course of pathology in disease models.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • MacFall, JR; Benveniste, H; Maki, J; Johnson, GA; Hedlund, L; Copher, G

Published Date

  • December 1, 1990

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 67 - 68

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0589-1019

Citation Source

  • Scopus