Diffusion-weighted (DW) MR imaging usually identifies acute cerebral infarction injury in symptomatic patients. We report a patient with severe hypoxic brain injury following suicide attempt by hanging, but with normal DW MR imaging 5-6 h after the event. Follow-up DW MR imaging 3 days after the event, and subsequent autopsy, revealed extensive cerebral anoxic injury.
- Brain, ischemia
- MR imaging, diffusion weighted
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- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology