The Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Abdominal Tumours

  • R. Langer
  • R. Felix
Conference paper
Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)


Nowadays magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an established imaging modality for cerebral and spinal tumours. In the diagnosis of abdominal masses MRI is slightly superior to CT in the visualization of focal liver lesions. For other intraabdominal masses there is no significant superiority of MRI in relation to the wellestablished abdominal CT, especially because of motion artefacts and less spatial resolution of MRI.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Langer
    • 1
  • R. Felix
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung Radiologie, Universitätsklinikum Rudolf Virchow, Standort CharlottenburgFreie Universität BerlinBerlin 19Federal Republic of Germany

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