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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Bink, A; Gaa, J; Franz, K; Weidauer, S; Yan, B; Lanfermann, H; Seifert, V; Zanella, FE 
Title:
Importance of diffusion-weighted imaging in the diagnosis of cystic brain tumors and intracerebral abscesses. 
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: It is often difficult to decide whether a cystic brain lesion is a tumor or an abscess by means of conventional MRI techniques. The immediate diagnosis of a brain abscess is important for the patient's outcome. Our goal was to study the ability of diffusion-weighted imaging and calculation of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) to differentiate between these two pathologies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten patients (five men, five women) with cystic brain lesions were examined with MRI...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Zentralbl Neurochir 
Year:
2005 
Journal volume:
66 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
119-25 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0044-4251 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Radiologie