By Emilio Bombardieri, John Buscombe, Giovanni Lucignani, Otmar Schober
Nuclear imaging is more and more required to enquire complicated medical difficulties and to steer healing intervention. the main accepted nuclear agent is FDG, and whilst FDG puppy is mixed with CT, the nuclear medication health care provider and oncologist own the most important device certainly. the head caliber pictures which are bought express beautiful anatomical and morphological element. Advances in Oncologic medication presents the reader with crucial history info and a wealth of illustrative fabric to make sure quick ailment development attractiveness.
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MRI offers several advantages as compared to X-ray CT. MRI studies are characterized by higher contrast resolution associated with multiplanarity. MRI is characterized by high sensitivity for structural alterations caused by tumoral growth, also in brain regions that are poorly assessed by X-ray CT, such as the infratentorial, sellar, temporal, and meningeal regions. The already high sensitivity for structural alterations can be further enhanced by the use of paramagnetic contrast agents. 34 MRI is characterized by high soft-tissue resolution, and it allows the detection with high definition of lesions that are isodense on X-ray CT, tumor enhancement, and secondary concurrent alterations such as edema, mass effects, signs of intracranial pressure, all phases of hemorrhagic states (except hyperacute), and necrosis.
39 With such a methodology, necrosis may be differentiated from tumor by virtue of its low rCBV relative to normalappearing white matter in the contralateral hemisphere. 44 This study showed similar results for rCBV data and positron emission tomography (PET) scans obtained at the same time points. In a more recent study the authors state that dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI is more useful for grading glioma than conventional MRI, and that it can also provide complementary information that facilitates differentiation 9781841846149-Ch03 8/21/07 4:34 PM Page 31 Primary brain tumors between malignant lymphoma and glioma.
35 The presence of non-hemorrhagic tumor tissue inside the lesion represents a clear sign of neoplasm. 38 The presence of calcifications in brain tumors is common and it has a diagnostic relevance. Tumors that commonly undergo some calcification include meningioma, craniopharyngioma, oligodendroglioma, astrocytoma, ependymoma, choroid plexus papilloma, ganglioneuroma, dysgerminoma, chordoma, and all tumors after irradiation. Calcification patterns vary from punctate to diffuse, and calcifications are best seen on CT as highdensity areas.