Keyword: DWI

DWI - diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI or DWI) detects the random movement of water molecules within regions of the brain (known as diffusion) to create images non-invasively. Highly cellular tissue, or tissue that is exhibiting cellular swelling, will restrict the movement of water molecules. We can detect that restriction of movement of water molecules using DWI to create contrast images of the brain. In a clinical setting, this method is extremely sensitive at detecting acute stroke. Within neuroscience research, it is most commonly used to trace out the mathematical representations of axons that form between neurons in different locations (tractography) and to examine the fine-scale structure of the brain, the neuronal microstructure.

Summaries tagged with 'DWI': about 2 results

Diffusion MRI modelling of the cortex informed by macro- and myelo-architecture
Project Summary - The cerebral cortex is the largest part of the cerebrum. Its surface is folded into the recognizable ridges and furrows of the brain, which increase surface area...

Persistent post-concussion brain changes in adolescent hockey players
Research Summary - Concussion has received increasing focus in recent years, especially with respect to athletes and contact sports participation. Study of the impact on certain...