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ECR 2019 / C-2747
Role of 3D space sequence and susceptibity weighted imaging in the evaluation of hydrocephalus and proposal of refined definition and classification of hydrocephalus
Congress: ECR 2019
Poster No.: C-2747
Type: Scientific Exhibit
Keywords: CNS, Neuroradiology brain, MR, Imaging sequences, Diagnostic procedure, Decision analysis, Pathology, Haemodynamics / Flow dynamics, Obstruction / Occlusion
Authors: A. Chellathurai; Chennai/IN
DOI:10.26044/ecr2019/C-2747

Conclusion

3D SPACE sequence in hydrocephalus patients are very sensitive in differentiating obstructive from communicating hydrocephalus, thereby selecting more patients as candidates for endoscopic procedures and reducing the need and complications of shunt procedures. SWI sequence detected hemorrhage at multiple sites and helps to unveil the cause of hydrocephalus in many patients. We recommend to include these sequences in the set of routine MRI sequences in cases of hydrocephalus and to follow the newer classification of hydrocephalus as the tool for selection of surgical options.

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