NEUROLOGY ASIA, vol.19, no.4, pp.387-391, 2014 (SCI-Expanded)
Background & Objective: Diffusion-weighted MR imaging and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values provide significant structural information about tissues in multiple sclerosis (MS). The goal of this study was to evaluate the ADC values in the hippocampus and amygdala in MS. Methods: Thirty-eight patients with MS and 41 healthy individuals were included in the study. ADC values were measured bilaterally from three different points in the hippocampus and amygdala in MS patients and were compared with those of the controls. An analysis of varianceposthoc test was used to analyse the differences among mean ADC values between MS and control groups. Results: The mean ADC values of both sides of the hippocampus and the left amygdala in MS patients were lower than the control group. The mean ADC values of the right amygdala in MS patients were lower than the control group, but the difference was not statistically significant.