Table 2:

MR imaging sensitivity: comparison of FLAIR and DWI

Hyperintense Brain RegionsFLAIRDWIFLAIR or DWI
Basal ganglia26 (47%)33 (60%)35 (64%)
Cortex42 (76%)50 (91%)50 (91%)
Thalamus4 (7%)6 (11%)6 (11%)
Cerebellum14 (25%)17 (30%)22 (40%)
  • Note:—FLAIR indicates fluid-attenuated inversion recovery; DWI, diffusion-weighted imaging.