Diffuse axonal injury

  • Etiology: shearing injury
  • Imaging: at gray matter-white matter junction, corpus callosum, posterolateral brainstem, cerebellar peduncle
  • CT: often non hemorhagic
  • MR: DWI very sensitive

Cases of Diffuse Axonal Injury

CT of diffuse axonal injury
Axial CT without contrast of the brain shows multiple high density punctate intraparenchymal lesions at the gray matter-white matter junction in the bilateral cerebral hemispheres.