Diffuse axonal injuries: Pathophysiology and imaging

Dima A. Hammoud, Bruce A. Wasserman

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Abstract

Diffuse axonal shear injury is a common traumatic brain injury, with significant neurologic and behavioral impact on patients. Radiologic recognition of this entity and understanding of its sequelae can be of utmost importance in the prediction of outcome and planning for rehabilitation. MRI has proven to be the optimal means of detection and characterization of DAI lesions, with GRE and FLAIR sequences being particularly helpful, and more advanced techniques such as MRS show preliminary evidence of some utility in determining outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-216
Number of pages12
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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