Imaging of brain tumors: MR spectroscopy and metabolic imaging

Alena Horská, Peter B. Barker

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Abstract

The utility of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in diagnosis and evaluation of treatment response to human brain tumors has been widely documented. The role of MRS in tumor classification, tumors versus nonneoplastic lesions, prediction of survival, treatment planning, monitoring of therapy, and post-therapy evaluation is discussed. This article delineates the need for standardization and further study in order for MRS to become widely used as a routine clinical tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-310
Number of pages18
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

Keywords

  • Brain tumors
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • Metabolites
  • Spectroscopic imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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