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Advanced MR Imaging

  • Teresa Popolizio
  • Saverio Pollice
  • Tommaso Scarabino

Abstract

The MR morphologic study, consisting of the acquisition of sequences without and with contrast agent, can be completed with new advanced MR techniques (spectroscopy, diffusion and perfusion), which are particularly useful in cases of diagnostic doubt. These techniques are not usually used in the evaluation of normal and pathologic sequelae after treatment, as these can be well documented with morphologic MR, but they become essential especially in combination when assessing treatment response. Their use is often essential in the differential diagnosis between scar tissue vs. residual tumor, stability vs. progression/recurrence and recurrence vs. radionecrosis.

Keywords

Cerebral Blood Volume Radiation Injury Assess Treatment Response Macromolecular Contrast Agent Pathologic Sequela 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Teresa Popolizio
    • 1
  • Saverio Pollice
  • Tommaso Scarabino
  1. 1.Department of NeuroradiologyScientific Institute “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”San Giovanni Rotondo (FG)Italy

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