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Brain MR diffusion tensor imaging and fibre tracking to differentiate between two diffuse axonal injuries

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We report here two cases of diffuse axonal injury (DAI) studied by MR diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and fibre tracking (FT) focused on the corpus callosum. In one case, DTI and FT pattern matched the diagnosis of broken white matter tracts. In the other case there was a discrepancy between DTI and FT data that showed unaltered white matter tracts with the presence of intra-cellular oedema. These data suggested that DTI and FT are able to differentiate between traumatic cytotoxic oedema and broken fibres in the case of DAI.

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Ducreux, D., Huynh, I., Fillard, P. et al. Brain MR diffusion tensor imaging and fibre tracking to differentiate between two diffuse axonal injuries. Neuroradiology 47, 604–608 (2005).

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