Role of fluid-attenuated inversion recovery in the diagnosis of meningitis: comparison with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Kamran2004RoleOF,
  title={Role of fluid-attenuated inversion recovery in the diagnosis of meningitis: comparison with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Saadat Kamran and Abdul Bari Bener and Dai Alper and Rohit Bakshi},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={68-72}
}
OBJECTIVE Fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) has shown promise in the detection of subarachnoid space disease. The exact role of FLAIR in the diagnosis of meningitis has not been established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate FLAIR in the detection of meningitis in comparison with contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images (T1WI) in a blinded-reader study. We describe hyperintense sulci (HS) on FLAIR sequence in meningitis in relation to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein and… CONTINUE READING