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Acute carbon monoxide poisoning: diffusion MR imaging findings.

Authors
  • Sener, R Nuri1
  • 1 Department of Radiology, Ege University Hospital, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.
Type
Published Article
Journal
AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology
Publication Date
August 2003
Volume
24
Issue
7
Pages
1475–1477
Identifiers
PMID: 12917151
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

During the acute stage of carbon monoxide poisoning, diffusion MR images obtained at b=1000 s/mm2 revealed high signal intensity lesions in the white matter, consistent with restricted diffusion. Low apparent diffusion coefficient values (0.18-0.34 x 10(-3) mm2/s) were noted in the affected white matter regions. Follow-up MR imaging performed 16 days later revealed disappearance of white matter lesions, suggesting that during the acute stage of carbon monoxide poisoning, white matter can be more sensitive than gray matter to ischemia.

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