Staging of human brain abscess by computed tomography.

  title={Staging of human brain abscess by computed tomography.},
  author={Dieter R. Enzmann and Richard H. Britt and R. C. Placone},
  volume={146 3},
Precontrast and postcontrast computed tomographic (CT) scans of patients with brain abscesses were quantitatively studied to determine if the degree of encapsulation could be predicted. The findings in these cases correlated closely to the CT criteria for encapsulation previously established in an experimental model. Time-density curves of serial delayed postcontrast CT scans and the precontrast CT appearance yielded accurate criteria for determining the degree of encapsulation. The effect of… CONTINUE READING