New MR sequences (diffusion, perfusion, spectroscopy) in brain tumours

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Abstract

While MRI has been instrumental in significantly improving care in children harbouring brain tumours, conventional sequences lack information regarding functional parameters including cellularity, haemodynamics and metabolism. Advanced MR imaging modalities, such as diffusion (including diffusion tensor imaging and fibre tractography), perfusion and spectroscopy have significantly improved our understanding of the physiopathology of brain tumours and have provided invaluable additional information for treatment planning and monitoring of treatment results. The contribution of these methods to the characterization of brain neoplasms in children is the focus of the present manuscript.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1009
Number of pages11
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Brain
  • Child
  • Diffusion
  • MR
  • Perfusion
  • Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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