Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Patient with Cancer

  • Allan M. Haggar
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 61)

Abstract

When compared to imaging in the central nervous system, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has not progressed as rapidly due to the excellence of Computed Tomography (CT) in the chest and abdomen. In particular, the latter is able to display mediastinal structures, hila, and pulmonary parenchyma in a highly efficacious manner. CT of the abdomen is an established method in the evaluation of patients with focal liver masses, and in staging the abdomen in patients with known or suspected carcinomatosis secondary to gastrointestinal tract or genitourinary malignancies. CT relies on standard x-ray criteria in the detection of bony metastases.

Keywords

Sarcoma Peri Osteosarcoma Hemangioma Braunstein 

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