A phantom for diffusion-weighted imaging of acute stroke

Hans J. Laubach, Peter M. Jakob, Karl O. Loevblad, Alison E. Baird, Maria Picone Bovo, Robert R. Edelman, Steven Warach

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A tissue phantom for diffusion-weighted imaging was developed, basing its contrast between two compartments on different apparent diffusion coefficients, without contrast due to T2 relaxation and proton density. These contrast properties of the phantom simulate the situation found in normal gray matter and areas of acute ischemia. A possible application of the phantom was demonstrated for the investigation of the accuracy of volume measurements based on diffusion-weighted images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1349-1354
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998


  • Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging
  • Phantom Volumetry
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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