Diffusion-weighted MR imaging findings in carbon monoxide poisoning

Mehmett Teksam, S. O. Casey, E. Michel, H. Liu, C. L. Truwit

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Diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) of two patients with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning demonstrated white matter and cortical hyperintensities. In one patient, the changes on the FLAIR sequence were more subtle than those on DWI. The DWI abnormality in this patient represented true restriction. In the second patient, repeated exposure to CO caused restricted diffusion. DWI may be helpful for earlier identification of the changes of acute CO poisoning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-113
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002


  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

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    Teksam, M., Casey, S. O., Michel, E., Liu, H., & Truwit, C. L. (2002). Diffusion-weighted MR imaging findings in carbon monoxide poisoning. Neuroradiology, 44(2), 109-113. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002340100639