Neuroimaging of pediatric posterior fossa tumors including review of the literature

Andrea Poretti, Avner Meoded, Thierry A.G.M. Huisman

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Abstract

Conventional, anatomical MRI is an essential tool for diagnosis and evaluation of location, quality, and extent of posterior fossa tumors, but offers limited information regarding tumor grade and type. Advanced MRI techniques such as diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) may improve the specific diagnosis of brain tumors in the posterior fossa in children. In this review the conventional neuroimaging findings, as well as the DWI, and DTI characteristics of common pediatric posterior fossa tumors are discussed and summarized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-47
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • brain tumors
  • children
  • diffusion tensor imaging
  • diffusion weighted imaging
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • posterior fossa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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