Diffusion-weighted imaging features of brain in obesity

Alkan A., ŞAHİN İ., Keskin L., Cikim A. S., Karakas H. M., Sigirci A., ...More

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, vol.26, no.4, pp.446-450, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mri.2007.10.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.446-450
  • Keywords: obesity, brain, diffusion weighted imaging, vasogenic edema, VASOGENIC EDEMA, SATIATION
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: No


Purpose: Obesity is characterized by an altered distribution of body fluid. However, distribution of fluid (extracellular/intracellular) in brain tissues has not been studied in obese subjects yet. The purpose of this study was to detect possible brain diffusion changes especially in satiety and hunger related centers in obese subjects by diffusion weighted imaging (DWI).