Intracranial lesions which show high signal on DWI

Following lesions may show high signal on diffusion weighted imaging:

The interpretation of hyper- or hypo-intensity on diffusion-weighted images requires correlation with apparent diffusion coefficient maps and T2-weighted images.

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rID: 26903
Section: Gamuts
Tag: pm
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hyperintense on DWI intracranial lesions

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    Case 1: acute infarct
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    Case 2: epidermoid tumour
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    Case 3: meningioma
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    Case 4: abscess
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    Case 5: hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy
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    Case 7: CJD
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