Brain Tumors. A Multimodality Approach with Diffusion-Weighted Imaging, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast and Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Lara A. Brandão, Mark S. Shiroishi, Meng Law

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Abstract

This article focuses on advanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques and how they can be used to help diagnose a specific tumor, suggest tumor grade and prognosis, follow tumor progression, evaluate tumor extension, suggest the ideal site for biopsy, and assess therapeutic response. Advanced MR imaging techniques may also help to distinguish between lesions that simulate brain tumors on conventional MR imaging studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-239
Number of pages41
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain tumor
  • Diffusion
  • Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging
  • Dynamic susceptibility contrast MR imaging
  • Fractional anisotropy
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Perfusion
  • Permeability

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