Title

Diffusion tensor imaging and white matter abnormalities in patients with disorders of consciousness.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2014

Journal

Front Hum Neurosci

Volume

8

First Page

1028

Last Page

1028

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.3389/fnhum.2014.01028

Abstract

Progress in neuroimaging has yielded new powerful tools which, potentially, can be applied to clinical populations, improve the diagnosis of neurological disorders and predict outcome. At present, the diagnosis of consciousness disorders is limited to subjective assessment and objective measurements of behavior, with an emerging role for neuroimaging techniques. In this review we focus on white matter alterations measured using Diffusion Tensor Imaging on patients with consciousness disorders, examining the most common diffusion imaging acquisition protocols and considering the main issues related to diffusion imaging analyses. We conclude by considering some of the remaining challenges to overcome, the existing knowledge gaps and the potential role of neuroimaging in understanding the pathogenesis and clinical features of disorders of consciousness.

Notes

First publication by Frontiers Media; see version of record as:

Cavaliere C, Aiello M, Di Perri C, Fernandez-Espejo D, Owen AM, Soddu A. Diffusion tensor imaging and white matter abnormalities in patients with disorders of consciousness. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2015; 8, 1028. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.01028

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