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Modern Imaging for Cerebral Gliomas: Breakthroughs and Limitations

  • M. C. Kaiser
  • J. H. Kralendonk
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Abstract

Proper diagnosis and optimal treatment planning of cerebral gliomas can be achieved only if reliable diagnostic imaging techniques are available. In the past, neurologic physical examination was complemented by pneumoen­cephalography, angiography, and radionuclide study. These investigations provided only limited information about site, size, and extent of the tumor; patterns of malignant vascularization could be recognized, and a hint as to the aggressive behavior of the lesion (compromised blood-brain barrier) could be derived. These were relatively invasive methods, causing patient discomfort and entailing high costs of hospitalization.

Keywords

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study Stereotactic Biopsy Cerebral Glioma Plain Computerize Tomography Control Computerize Tomography 
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  • M. C. Kaiser
  • J. H. Kralendonk

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