Central nervous system aspergillosis: Magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion-weighted imaging, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy features

Oner A., Celik H., Akpek S., Tokgoz N.

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, vol.47, no.4, pp.408-412, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02841850600580325
  • Journal Name: ACTA RADIOLOGICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.408-412
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Aspergillus infection is invasive in nature in the immunosuppressed population and disseminates throughout the body, with the brain being a common site. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combined with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) play a life-saving role in the early diagnosis and treatment monitoring of this potentially fatal infection. We present MRI, DWI, and MRS findings of a case of central nervous system aspergillosis with treatment follow-up.