MR imaging of brain abscesses.

@article{Haimes1989MRIO,
  title={MR imaging of brain abscesses.},
  author={A B Haimes and Robert D. Zimmerman and Susan Morgello and Karen Weingarten and Richard D. Becker and Richard Jennis and Mary D. Deck},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1989},
  volume={152 5},
  pages={
          1073-85
        }
}
The MR images and CT scans of 14 patients with surgically verified pyogenic cerebral abscesses were reviewed. The MR findings correlated well with those seen on CT and were believed to be sufficiently characteristic to allow early and accurate diagnosis with MR alone. These features include (1) peripheral edema producing mild hypointensity on short TR/short TE and marked hyperintensity on long TR/intermediate to long TE scans; (2) central necrosis with abscess fluid hypointense relative to… CONTINUE READING

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