Chapter 7. D: The Diffusion of Water

  1. Paul Tofts
  1. Claudia A.M. Wheeler-Kingshott PhD MR Research Physicist1,
  2. Gareth J. Barker PhD MR Research Physicist1,
  3. Stefan C. A. Steens MD Researcher2 and
  4. Mark A. van Buchem MD, PhD Professor and Head of Neuroradiology2

Published Online: 8 JUL 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0470869526.ch7

Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Measuring Changes Caused by Disease

Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Measuring Changes Caused by Disease

How to Cite

Wheeler-Kingshott, C. A.M., Barker, G. J., Steens, S. C. A. and van Buchem, M. A. (2003) D: The Diffusion of Water, in Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Measuring Changes Caused by Disease (ed P. Tofts), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470869526.ch7

Editor Information

  1. NMR Research Unit, Department of Neuroinflammation and Medical Physics, Institute of Neurology, University College London, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    NMR Research Unit, Department of Neuroinflammation, Institute of Neurology, Univesity College London, Queen Square WC1N 3BG, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Radiology C2-S, PO Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

  1. Reviewed by David G Norris and Stefan Skare.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2004
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470847213

Online ISBN: 9780470869529

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Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physical Principles of the Phenomenon of Diffusion

  • Biological Origin of Diffusion Changes in Brain Tissue

  • Quantification of Diffusion

  • Instrumental Requirements for Diffusion Measurements

  • Clinical Applications

  • Future Developments

  • References