Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 315–321

T1 and T2 Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (N.M.R.) relaxation times in vitro and human intracranial tumours

Results from 98 patients
  • M Chatell
  • F Darcel
  • J de Certaines
  • L Benoist
  • AM Bernard
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00165579

Cite this article as:
Chatell, M., Darcel, F., de Certaines, J. et al. J Neuro-Oncol (1986) 3: 315. doi:10.1007/BF00165579

Summary

137 samples of intracranial tumours have been studied in proton NMR spectroscopy. T1 and T2 relaxation times are above those of normal grey and white matter. Differential diagnosis between benign and malignant brain tumours does not seem feasible upon proton T1 and T2 alone. Histological correlations allowed us to specify secondary changes accounting for T1 and T2 variations (oedema, microcyst, stroma reaction, necrosis).

Keywords

brain tumoursgliomasproton NMR

Copyright information

© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • M Chatell
    • 1
  • F Darcel
    • 1
  • J de Certaines
    • 2
  • L Benoist
    • 2
  • AM Bernard
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de NeuropathologieCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireRennes
  2. 2.Laboratoire de RMN MédicaleFaculté de MédecineRennes
  3. 3.Laboratoire de RMN MédicaleRennes CedexFrance