Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

WE REPORT A CASE OF A PATIENT WHO DEVELOPED A CEREBRAL INFARCTION, WHICH WAS ASSESSED USING A NEW AND ADVANCED DIFFUSION TECHNIQUE: diffusional kurtosis (DK) imaging. The signal changes on DK images were different from those on apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps, and they seem to be useful for the prediction of early-stage tissue infarction. Although diffusion-weighted imaging and its metric, the ADC, have been widely used in the evaluation of stroke, DK imaging will provide additional and useful information, including a more detailed evaluation of pathologic tissue changes. This information can be predictive of the prognosis.

Original publication




Journal article


Acta Radiol Short Rep

Publication Date





Kurtosis, apparent diffusion coefficient, diffusion-weighted imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, non-Gaussian, stroke