Comparison of metrizamide computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of lesions at the cervicomedullary junction

Thomas M. Bosley, Norman J. Schatz, Peter J. Savino, Robert S. Sergott

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Abstract

We compared intrathecal metrizamide-enhanced CT (metrizamide-CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of 17 patients with clinical suspicion of lesions at the cervicomedullary junction. MRI was superior in imaging the position of the cerebellar tonsils and the size and extent of mass lesions. MRI and metrizamide-CT were equal in detecting syringomyelia. CT with and without IV contrast enhancement was necessary to detect calcium or defects in the blood-brain barrier within neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-492
Number of pages8
JournalNeurology
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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