MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, vol.25, no.10, pp.1417-1422, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
fetal, hydrocephaly, diffusion reduction, diffusion-weighted MRI, RAT-BRAIN, ENERGY-METABOLISM, COEFFICIENT ADC, WHITE-MATTER, BLOOD-FLOW, LACTATE, MRI, CHILDREN, SEIZURES, PYRUVATE
Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated:
Objective: Hydrocephalus is an important etiological factor in neurological decline. With the advent of fetal ultrasound, fetal hydrocephalus is now more frequently detected than in the past. Ultrasonography (USG) provides information on general morphology, but microstructural changes that may play a prognostic role are beyond the resolution of that technique. These changes may theoretically be revealed by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI). In this study, our preliminary findings of DW-MRI on the hydrocephalic fetuses are presented.