Differentiation between brain tumor recurrence and radiation injury using perfusion, diffusion-weighted imaging and MR spectroscopy.

@article{BobekBillewicz2010DifferentiationBB,
  title={Differentiation between brain tumor recurrence and radiation injury using perfusion, diffusion-weighted imaging and MR spectroscopy.},
  author={Barbara Bobek-Billewicz and Gabriela Stasik-Pres and Henryk Majchrzak and Lukasz Zarudzki},
  journal={Folia neuropathologica},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={81-92}
}
BACKGROUND Differentiation between tumor recurrence/vital tumor tissue and radionecrosis based on conventional diagnostic imaging is impossible because of the likeness of the images. In such circumstances advanced MRI techniques (PWI, DWI, 1HMRS) seem to be helpful. The aim of our study was to evaluate the diagnostic effectiveness of PWI, DWI and 1HMRS in the differentiation of the tumor recurrence from radiation related injury. MATERIAL AND METHODS The retrospective analysis comprised 11… CONTINUE READING