April 2015

Introduction

Quantitative Diffusion Imaging of the Cervical Spinal Cord

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Erin Simon Schwartz

While diffusion imaging of the brain parenchyma has been in widespread clinical use for nearly 20 years, use of diffusion tensor imaging of the spinal cord has been less enthusiastically embraced by the neuroradiology community. However, this technique can add valuable quantitative information to … more »

Peripheral Nervous System

Diffusivity Measurements Differentiate Benign from Malignant Lesions in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy or Plexopathy

Cynthia Chin

One of the most important clinical dilemmas in peripheral nerve disease is distinguishing benign from malignant peripheral nerve conditions.

Most brachial plexopathies are attributable to postradiation changes, primary and metastatic lung cancer, or metastatic breast cancer. Common causes of lumbosacral plexopathy are primary and … more »