Neuroradiology

, Volume 52, Issue 9, pp 785–807

Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of the temporal bone

  • B. De Foer
  • J-P. Vercruysse
  • M. Spaepen
  • T. Somers
  • M. Pouillon
  • E. Offeciers
  • J. W. Casselman
Topic Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00234-010-0742-1

Cite this article as:
De Foer, B., Vercruysse, JP., Spaepen, M. et al. Neuroradiology (2010) 52: 785. doi:10.1007/s00234-010-0742-1

Abstract

This paper summarizes the value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of temporal bone pathology. It highlights the use of different types of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the different types of cholesteatoma, prior to first stage surgery and prior to second look surgery. The value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of pathology of the apex of the petrous bone and the cerebellopontine angle is also discussed.

Keywords

Temporal boneMagnetic resonance imagingCTDiffusion-weighted MRICholesteatomaPetrous apexCholesterol granulomaPneumatization of petrous apexCerebellopontine angleEpidermoid

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© Springer-Verlag 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. De Foer
    • 1
  • J-P. Vercruysse
    • 2
  • M. Spaepen
    • 1
  • T. Somers
    • 2
  • M. Pouillon
    • 1
  • E. Offeciers
    • 2
  • J. W. Casselman
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyGZA Hospitals Sint-AugustinusWilrijk (Antwerp)Belgium
  2. 2.University Department of ENTGZA Hospitals Sint-AugustinusWilrijk (Antwerp)Belgium
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyAZ Sint-Jan AVBrugesBelgium