Drop metastases to the pediatric spine revealed with diffusion-weighted MR imaging

@article{Hayes2011DropMT,
  title={Drop metastases to the pediatric spine revealed with diffusion-weighted MR imaging},
  author={Laura L. Hayes and Richard Andrew Jones and Susan Palasis and Dolly Aguilera and David A. Porter},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={42},
  pages={1009-1013}
}
Identifying drop metastases to the spine from pediatric brain tumors is crucial to treatment and prognosis. MRI is currently the gold standard for identifying drop metastases, more sensitive than CSF cytology, but imaging is not uncommonly inconclusive. Although diffusion‐weighted imaging (DWI) of the brain is very useful in the evaluation of hypercellular tumors, DWI of the spine has not been clinically useful in children because of susceptibility artifacts and lack of spatial resolution. A… CONTINUE READING