MR imaging of neoplastic central nervous system lesions: Review and recommendations for current practice

Marco Essig, N. Anzalone, S. E. Combs, A. Dörfler, S. K. Lee, P. Picozzi, À Rovira, M. Weller, M. Law

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MR imaging is the preferred technique for the diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring of patients with neoplastic CNS lesions. Conventional MR imaging, with gadolinium-based contrast enhancement, is increasingly combined with advanced, functional MR imaging techniques to offer morphologic, metabolic, and physiologic information. This article provides updated recommendations to neuroradiologists, neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, and radiation oncologists on the practical applications of MR imaging of neoplastic CNS lesions in adults, with particular focus on gliomas, based on a review of the clinical trial evidence and personal experiences shared at a recent international meeting of experts in neuroradiology, neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, and radio-oncology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-817
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012
Externally publishedYes

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