RE: DWI for Head and Neck Lesions – Acute Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Here’s another case for the value of DWI for head and neck lesions.

This patient had left central retinal artery occlusion and acute ischemic optic neuropathy. There is restricted diffusion in the anterior left optic nerve which is much more obvious than the mild perineural enhancement on coronal postcontrast images.

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RE: DWI for Head and Neck Lesions – Acute Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
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Jenny Hoang • Duke University Medical Center @JennyKHoang

Neuroradiologist at Duke Medicine. Member of ACR Incidental Thyroid Findings committee and ACR TIRADS committee. Current ASHNR Research Chair. Also passionate about parathyroid 4D-CT, improving healthcare, comparative effectiveness research, leadership, and education.