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Neuroradiology

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 109–113 | Cite as

Diffusion-weighted MR imaging findings in carbon monoxide poisoning

  •  M. Teksam
  •  S. Casey
  •  E. Michel
  •  H. Liu
  •  C. Truwit
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Abstract.

Diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) of two patients with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning demonstrated white matter and cortical hyperintensities. In one patient, the changes on the FLAIR sequence were more subtle than those on DWI. The DWI abnormality in this patient represented true restriction. In the second patient, repeated exposure to CO caused restricted diffusion. DWI may be helpful for earlier identification of the changes of acute CO poisoning.

Carbon monoxide poisoning Magnetic resonance imaging Diffusion-weighted imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  •  M. Teksam
    • 1
  •  S. Casey
    • 1
  •  E. Michel
    • 1
  •  H. Liu
    • 1
  •  C. Truwit
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Hennepin County Medical Center & University of Minnesota Medical School, Mayo Mail Code 292, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

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