Table 1

Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) analysis methods

T2-w imagingDWIADCTissue characterisation
Hyper intensityThickening
++HyperHyperOedema and fibrosis
+HyperHyperOedema
+HyperHyperFibrosis
++No signalNo SignalMild oedema and fibrosis
+No signalNo signalMild oedema
+No signalNo signalMild fibrosis
+/–+/–HyperHypoUnknown
+/–+/–HypoHyperUnknown
HyperHyperArtefact
No signalNo signalNormal tissue
  • +/–, either present of absent; +, present; –, absent; ADC, apparent diffusion coefficient.