MR-Guided Biopsies of the Head and Neck

  • G. M. Kacl
  • G. K. von Schulthess
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Reflecting the unsurpassed soft tissue contrast inherent to the MR experiment, MR imaging (MRI) has emerged as a major diagnostic tool in the assessment of various pathologies affecting the head and neck region. Most soft tissue pathologies of the head and neck are well depicted on fast-spin-echo (SE) images with fat suppression. Without the use of contrast medium, vascular morphology can be easily delineated on gradient-echo (GRE) sequences (Vogl et al. 1994a). Although computed tomography (CT) is superior in the assessment of osseous and air-filled structures, contrast-enhanced MRI is of major value in delineating tumors within the soft tissues and vessels (Vogl et al. 1993,1994b).


Skull Base Parathyroid Gland Neck Region Parathyroid Adenoma Soft Tissue Pathology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Kacl
    • 1
  • G. K. von Schulthess
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Diagnostic RadiologyZurich University HospitalZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Division of Nuclear MedicineZurich University HospitalZurichSwitzerland

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