Table 3:

Spectrum of MR imaging lesion patterns in 55 patients with sporadic CJD

SequenceBasal Ganglia InvolvementNo Basal Ganglia Involvement
Cortex and Basal GangliaOnly Basal GangliaOnly CortexNormal*
DWI32 (58%)1 (2%)18 (33%)4 (7%)
FLAIR23 (42%)3 (5%)19 (35%)10 (18%)
TotalDWI (60%)DWI (40%)
FLAIR (47%)FLAIR (53%)
  • Note:—DWI indicates diffusion-weighted imaging; FLAIR, fluid-attenuated inversion recovery.

  • * Atrophy was found in most patients.