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Neuroradiology

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 239–242 | Cite as

MRI of head injury using FLAIR

  • R. Ashikaga
  • Y. Araki
  • O. Ishida
DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY

Abstract

We studied the utility of fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) MRI in the investigation of head injury. We examined 56 patients with head injuries with T2-weighted spin-echo (SE) and FLAIR sequences. In all cases, the sensitivity of FLAIR images to equal or superior to that of conventional SE images to the traumatic lesions. In 9 cases, central diffuse axonal injury of the fornix and corpus callosum could be seen only on sagittal FLAIR images.

Key words Brain injury Fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Ashikaga
    • 1
  • Y. Araki
    • 1
  • O. Ishida
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Kinki University School of Medicine 377-1, Ohnohigashi, Osakasayama, Osaka 589, JapanJP

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