Tetsu Niwa1, Koki Kusagiri2, Noriko Aida2, Taro Takahara3, Tomoaki Nagaoka4, Yutaka Imai1
1Radiology, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan; 2Radiology, Kanagawa Children's Medical Center, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan; 3Biomedical Engineering, Tokai University School of Engineering, Isehara, Kanagawa, Japan; 4Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory, Applied Electromagnetic Research Institute, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Koganei, Tokyo, Japan
We assessed whether diffusion-weighted reversed fast imaging with steady-state precession (DW-PSIF) can demonstrate cerebrospinal fluid flow. DW-PSIF showed signal reduction at the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which was corresponded to CSF flow on phase-contrast imaging. DW-PSIF with higher moment revealed less imaging quality and less signal-to-noise ratio. DW-PSIF can be a method to assess CSF flow in a relatively good imaging quality and in a short time.