Toshiaki Taoka1, Masayuki Fujioka2, Masahiko Sakamoto1, Toshiaki Akashi1, Toshiteru Miyasaka1, Tomoko Ochi1, Saeka Hori1, Takeshi Wada1, Masato Uchikoshi3, Kimihiko Kichikawa1
1Radiology, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara, Japan; 2Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara, Japan; 3Siemens Japan KK, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
Diffusion kurtosis reported to be increase in the lesions of acute cerebral infarction. However, time course of the diffusion kurtosis of the cerebral infarction is not investigated enough. The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the changes in diffusion kurtosis in the cases with early cerebral infarction. Diffusion kurtosis value which is axial to the eigenvector showed increase in the lesions of the early infarction and showed earlier decrease compared to the diffusion weighted images. Additional information for the tissue with very early infarction will be provided by diffusion kurtosis imaging.