Pituitary iron and volume imaging in healthy controls.

  title={Pituitary iron and volume imaging in healthy controls.},
  author={Leila J Noetzli and Ashok Panigrahy and Aleya Hyderi and Ani Dongelyan and Thomas D. Coates and John C. Wood},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={33 2},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Patients with transfusional iron overload develop iron deposits in the pituitary gland, which are associated with volume loss and HH. The purpose of this study was to characterize R2 and volumetric data in a healthy population for diagnostic use in patients with transfusional iron overload. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred healthy controls without iron overload between the ages of 2 and 48 were recruited to have MR imaging of the brain to assess their pituitary R2 and… CONTINUE READING


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