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Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 79, Issue 2, pp 217–218 | Cite as

Limitations of diffusion-weighted imaging in distinguishing between a brain tumor and a central nervous system histoplasmoma

  • Justin S. Smith
  • Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
  • Joanna J. Phillips
  • Andrew W. Bollen
  • Michael W. McDermott
  • Soonmee Cha
Letter to Editor

Keywords

ADC apparent diffusion coefficient diffusion-weighted imaging DWI histoplasmoma histoplasmosis MRI ring-enhancing mass metastasis 

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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Justin S. Smith
    • 1
  • Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
    • 1
  • Joanna J. Phillips
    • 2
  • Andrew W. Bollen
    • 2
  • Michael W. McDermott
    • 1
  • Soonmee Cha
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research CenterSchool of Medicine, University of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologySchool of Medicine, University of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Department of RadiologySchool of Medicine, University of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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