Brain targets: Can you believe your own eyes?

Giovanni Stefanoni, Marco Tironi, Lucio Tremolizzo, Maria Letizia Fusco, Jacopo Di Francesco, Mirko Patassini, Carlo Ferrarese, Ildebrando Appollonio

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The unquestionable advantages provided by modern neuroimaging techniques have recently led some to question the duty of the neurologist, traditionally struggling first and foremost to establish the semeiotic localization of brain lesions and only then to interpret them. The present brief report of six clinical patients who came recently to our attention aims to emphasize that the interpretation of neuroimaging results always requires integration with anamnestic, clinical and laboratory data, together with knowledge of nosography and the literature. The solutions of the reported cases always originated from close interaction between the neurologist and the neuroradiologist, based on the initial diagnostic uncertainty linked to the finding of isolated or multiple brain target or ring lesions, too often considered paradigmatic examples of the pathognomonic role of neuroimaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-137
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • CT
  • MRI
  • Target lesion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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