Modern imaging of pituitary adenomas.

  title={Modern imaging of pituitary adenomas.},
  author={Michael Buchfelder and Sven-Martin Schlaffer},
  journal={Frontiers of hormone research},
Before CT and MR imaging were available, pituitary mass lesions could not directly be depicted. Conventional X-ray studies, pneumoencephalography and catheter angiography could only reveal indirect sings of a space-occupying intra-, para- or suprasellar lesion. Only when CT scanning and later on low- and high-field magnetic resonance imaging were introduced into clinical practice, were the radiological diagnoses of pituitary adenomas refined, a much better morphological contribution to… CONTINUE READING