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ECR 2019 / C-1999
Role of Multiparametric MRI in Brainstem Lesions
Congress: ECR 2019
Poster No.: C-1999
Type: Scientific Exhibit
Keywords: Neuroradiology brain, MR-Diffusion/Perfusion, MR-Spectroscopy, Diagnostic procedure, Cancer, Inflammation
Authors: M. Harley, M. D. Patel, M. Bowen, W. Muhammad, S. Jacob, M. Douglas, I. Ughratdar, J. Herbert, V. Sawlani; Birmingham/UK
DOI:10.26044/ecr2019/C-1999

Methods and materials

We performed a retrospective review of four patients with brainstem lesions who presented between 2015-2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, a tertiary neurosciences centre. Definitive diagnosis (inflammatory vs. neoplastic) was not established through conventional imaging. All patients underwent multiparametric MRI on a 3T scanner consisting of T1/T2-weighted structural imaging, dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion imaging, diffusion weighted imaging and single/multivoxel MR spectroscopy. The choline:creatine (Cho:Cr) peak area ratio was calculated and correlations between rCBV ratio, ADC, Cho:Cr and radiological/clinical follow-up were recorded.

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