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Research progress of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging in autoimmune encephalitis
LI Qingrui  WU Kunhua  GONG Xiarong  BI Qiu  WANG Jiaqi  LI Xiu  XIE Guoqing 

Cite this article as: Li QR, Wu KH, Gong XR, et al. Research progress of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging in autoimmune encephalitis[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(11): 133-136. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.11.026.

[Abstract] Autoimmune encephalitis (AE) is a kind of encephalitis caused by autoimmune mechanism mediated, early diagnosis and treatment is beneficial to the prognosis of patients with AE. MRI in the detection of patients with AE, prognostic evaluation, curative effect evaluation plays an important role. The detection ability of conventional MRI in AE is limited. Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) is a non-invasive imaging technique capable of characterizing the diffusion properties of water molecules in vivo and detecting microstructural changes in brain tissue. It provides new tools to investigate pathophysiological mechanism of AE. It is helpful for early diagnosis, evaluation of prognosis and curative effect. Therefore, this paper reviews the research status and progress of conventional MRI and dMRI technology in AE, and looks forward to the future research direction.
[Keywords] autoimmune encephalitis;limbic encephalitis;diffusion magnetic resonance imaging;functional magnetic resonance imagine;magnetic resonance imaging

LI Qingrui1   WU Kunhua2*   GONG Xiarong2   BI Qiu2   WANG Jiaqi2   LI Xiu2   XIE Guoqing1  

1 College of Medicine, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming 650000, China

2 Department of MRI, the First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province (the Affiliated Hospital of Kunming University of Science and Technology), Kunming 650032, China

Wu KH, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2022-06-06
Accepted  2022-10-08
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.11.026
Cite this article as: Li QR, Wu KH, Gong XR, et al. Research progress of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging in autoimmune encephalitis[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(11): 133-136.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.11.026

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