Mass Lesions of the Brain: A Differential Diagnostic Approach
The role of any imaging modality in evaluating brain tumors is first and foremost to detect such a tumor when clinical suspicion exists. In addition, characterizing the tumor following localization helps the neurosurgeon formulate management plans. Finally, to the degree that an imaging modality can help in presurgical (or other therapeutic) planning, the value of the modality increases.
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