Mean Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) Values of Gray Matter Structures in Normal Individuals

RegionLeft hemisphere mean (SD) ADC mm2/s × 10−3Right hemisphere mean (SD) ADC mm2/s × 10−3Greater side, Percent DifferenceLeft vs. Right P Value
Caudate0.689 (.069)0.642 (.071)left, 7.0%P = .001
Globus pallidus0.706 (.050)0.745 (.053)right, 5.2%P < .001
Putamen0.720 (.059)0.674 (.052)left, 6.4%P < .001
Thalamus0.716 (.031)0.750 (.040)right, 4.5%P < .001
CSF3.357 (.507)3.312 (.524)left, 2.1%P = .291
Centrum semiovale0.680 (.054)0.688 (.049)right, 1.1%P = .320
Anterior white matter0.757 (.042)0.755 (.052)left, 0.2%P = .834