Distinguishing recurrent high-grade gliomas from radiation injury: a pilot study using dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging.

@article{Bisdas2011DistinguishingRH,
  title={Distinguishing recurrent high-grade gliomas from radiation injury: a pilot study using dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging.},
  author={Sotirios Bisdas and Thomas N{\"a}gele and Rainer Ritz and Artemisia Dimostheni and Christina Anna Pfannenberg and Matthias Reimold and T. S. Koh and Ulrike Ernemann},
  journal={Academic radiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={575-83}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The accurate delineation of tumor recurrence and its differentiation from radiation injury in the follow-up of adjuvantly treated high-grade gliomas presents a significant problem in neuro-oncology. The aim of this study was to investigate whether hemodynamic parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to distinguish recurrent gliomas from radiation necrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighteen patients… CONTINUE READING