Chao Wu1, Bin Zhao1, Guangbin Wang1, Shanshan Wang1, and Hongjing Bao1
This study aimed to measure the FA and ADC values by quantitative DTI at the tibial nerve and common peroneal nerve and
determine whether DTI can be used in the DPN. 25 healthy volunteers and 13 patients with DPN were underwent MR examinations at 3T
including DTI of knee. The FA values of both tibial nerve and common peroneal
nerve in DPN patients were significantly lower than those in
healthy volunteers. The ADC values in DPN patients were higher than those
in healthy groups. DTI may thus be a reliable method to added diagnostic value in patients with DPN.