Diffusion-weighted imaging features of brain in obesity


Alkan A., ŞAHİN İ., Keskin L., Cikim A. S. , Karakas H. M. , SIĞIRCI A., ...More

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, vol.26, no.4, pp.446-450, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mri.2007.10.004
  • Title of Journal : MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
  • Page Numbers: pp.446-450
  • Keywords: obesity, brain, diffusion weighted imaging, vasogenic edema, VASOGENIC EDEMA, SATIATION

Abstract

Purpose: Obesity is characterized by an altered distribution of body fluid. However, distribution of fluid (extracellular/intracellular) in brain tissues has not been studied in obese subjects yet. The purpose of this study was to detect possible brain diffusion changes especially in satiety and hunger related centers in obese subjects by diffusion weighted imaging (DWI).