## What is B value in diffusion MRI?

The b-value is a factor that reflects the strength and timing of the gradients used to generate diffusion-weighted images. The higher the b-value, the stronger the diffusion effects.

## What is diffusion in B?

Diffusion is movement of solute and water molecules by random thermal, Brownian motion; the motion results from the impact of one molecule hitting another, imparting momentum. The. random motions of a spherical molecule in a uniform medium have the same statistical properties.

**What does diffusion weighted imaging measure?**

Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is a form of MR imaging based upon measuring the random Brownian motion of water molecules within a voxel of tissue. In general simplified terms, highly cellular tissues or those with cellular swelling exhibit lower diffusion coefficients.

**What does high B value mean?**

The b-value that is commonly used in conventional DW imaging is 1000 s mm−2, while b-values ≥3000 s mm−2 are considered high. A disadvantage of using a high b-value for DW imaging is that the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is reduced owing to the application of larger diffusion gradients.

### What are the principles of diffusion?

A principle of diffusion is that the molecules move around and will spread evenly throughout the medium if they can. However, only the material capable of getting through the membrane will diffuse through it. In this example, the solute cannot diffuse through the membrane, but the water can.

### Does diffusion weighted MRI use contrast?

Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI or DW-MRI) is the use of specific MRI sequences as well as software that generates images from the resulting data that uses the diffusion of water molecules to generate contrast in MR images….

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**What is MRI brain with diffusion?**

Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI or DW-MRI) is the use of specific MRI sequences as well as software that generates images from the resulting data that uses the diffusion of water molecules to generate contrast in MR images.

**How is the b-value related to diffusion?**

The b-value is a factor that reflects the strength and timing of the gradients used to generate diffusion-weighted images. The higher the b-value, the stronger the diffusion effects. S = S oe −bD. The term e −bD thus behaves very much like the T2-weighting term e −TE/T2 found in many other pulse sequences.

## What does the b value of a MRI mean?

The b-value is a factor that reflects the strength and timing of the gradients used to generate diffusion-weighted images. The higher the b -value, the stronger the diffusion effects.

## How is the b value of a gradient determined?

b = γ² G² δ² (Δ−δ/3) The b-value depends on the strength, duration, and spacing of these pulsed gradients. A larger b-value is achieved with increasing the gradient amplitude and duration and by widening the interval between gradient pulses.

**How are units of diffusion expressed in MRI?**

In a prior Q&A we showed that because diffusion is the flux of particles across a surface in a period of time, the units of D are of the form [area/time]. So that exp (−bD) will be dimensionless, the units for b should be the inverse of D. In other words, b should be expressed as [time/area].