Clinical role of magnetic resonance imaging in the neurosurgical patient.

@article{Spetzler1985ClinicalRO,
  title={Clinical role of magnetic resonance imaging in the neurosurgical patient.},
  author={Robert F. Spetzler and Joseph M. Zabramski and Bella Kaufman},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={511-24}
}
The results of magnetic resonance (MR) evaluation in 18 patients with common neurosurgical problems, including cerebrovascular lesions, intracranial tumors, and craniovertebral junction pathological conditions, are presented. The results are compared with those of routine diagnostic studies. Overall, MR imaging was equivalent or superior to computed tomography in 16 of 18 cases. In 2 cases, MR demonstrated pathological changes when standard diagnostic imaging procedures failed to demonstrate… CONTINUE READING