Advanced MR Methods in Differential Diagnosis of Brain Tumors

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Conventional MRI may considerably improve the differential diagnosis of space-occupying brain lesions. However, the specificity for providing a definite diagnosis remains limited. Given the fact that final diagnosis should be based on histopathology and immunohistochemistry, imaging diagnosis seems to be of minor significance. However, some decisions must be met prior to surgical tissue sampling, e.g., the avoidance of steroids if CNS lymphoma is suspected or the definition of the target area for biopsy in inhomogeneous gliomas (see Chap. 2)


Brain Tumor Normal Brain Tissue Magnetization Transfer Antiangiogenic Therapy Amide Proton 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuroradiology, Clinic of RheinischeFriedrich-Wilhelms-UniversityBonnGermany
  2. 2.Brain Imaging Center (BIC)Goethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt/MainGermany
  3. 3.NeuroradiologyGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt/MainGermany

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