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Diffusion weighted imaging in radiation necrosis
  1. V Biousse1,
  2. N J Newman1,
  3. S B Hunter2,
  4. P A Hudgins3
  1. 1Departments of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, and Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine
  3. 3Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Valérie Biousse, Neuro-Ophthalmology Unit, Emory Eye Center, 1365-B Clifton Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA;


This case report suggests that magnetic resonance imaging with diffusion weighted imaging may help distinguish between tumour recurrence and radiation induced necrosis in patients previously treated for a brain tumour.

  • radiation necrosis
  • diffusion weighted imaging

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  • Competing interests: none declared