Feasibility of MR Diffusion Studies in the Kidney

Cary Lynn Siegel, Alex M. Aisen, James H. Ellis, Frank Londy, Thomas L. Chenevert

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Renal apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) were anisotropic within and significantly different between cortex and medulla using a relatively motion‐insensitive one‐dimensional technique in 20 volunteers. ADC values ranged from 1.79 ±.39 to 2.95 ±.58(× 10‐3mm2/sec), relatively high but similar to other reports. Further investigation may help clarify this data, and determine whether the findings result from diffusion properties (and/or radially oriented parenchymal architecture), or artifacts due to factors such as bulk motion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-620
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995


  • Kidneys key
  • MR imaging, diffusion


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