Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI Compared to CCT in Patients with Brain Metastases

  title={Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI Compared to CCT in Patients with Brain Metastases},
  author={Peter Dieter Schellinger and Hans Michael Meinck and Armin Thron},
  journal={Journal of Neuro-Oncology},
Objectives. In patients with extracranial neoplasms, the occurrence and number of brain metastases (BM) are critical for further diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies and the patient's prognosis. Although widely accepted, there is surprisingly little evidence in the literature that MRI is superior to CCT. Therefore, in patients with solitary BM according to diagnostic contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CCT), we investigated, what additional information could be gained by contrast… CONTINUE READING
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