Central nervous system imaging

Dima A. Hammoud, Martin G. Pomper

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Abstract

Brain tumor imaging has four main goals, namely, evaluating lesion extent, estimating tumor grade, identifying associated complications, and defining a comprehensive differential diagnosis. It assesses the relationship of the lesion to various brain structures and identifies associated findings, such as increased intracranial pressure, impending herniation, hydrocephalus, hemorrhagic transformation, and mass effect. A comprehensive differential diagnosis is usually established based on the patient's age, tumor location, and specific imaging findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOncology
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages369-380
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0387242910, 9780387242910
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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