Conventional and advanced MRI features of pediatric intracranial tumors: supratentorial tumors.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE. Our objective is to review the imaging characteristics and applications of conventional and advanced neuroimaging techniques of supratentorial intracranial masses in the pediatric population. Specifically, we review astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, primary neuroectodermal tumors, dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors, gangliogliomas, arachnoid cysts, and choroid plexus and pineal region masses. CONCLUSION. Advanced imaging methods, such as MR spectroscopy, perfusion MRI, functional MRI, diffusion-tensor imaging, and tractography, help develop a more accurate differential diagnosis and aid in planning tumor treatment.

DOI: 10.2214/AJR.12.9724
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@article{Borja2013ConventionalAA, title={Conventional and advanced MRI features of pediatric intracranial tumors: supratentorial tumors.}, author={Maria J. Borja and Michael Jonathan Plaza and Nolan R. Altman and Gaurav Saigal}, journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology}, year={2013}, volume={200 5}, pages={W483-503} }