Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain in Oncology

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The advent of MRI revolutionized neuroradiology. First, bony artifact that had been a problem in CT was eliminated, allowing clearer definition of posterior fossa lesions and of lesions centered at bony prominences. Second, MRI contrast depended upon different factors, for example, T1 and T2 relaxation times, than CT. This new basis for lesion contrast allowed further characterization of tumours. Third, multiplanar capability permited visualization of tumours in sagittal and coronal planes. For certain lesions, such as brain stem gliomas, this added capability was particularly advantageous.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Sze
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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