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Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Apr;27(2):137-43. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2015.11.004. Epub 2016 Feb 18.

Advanced Imaging of Intracranial Meningiomas.

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1
Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA.
2
Department of Radiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1500 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.
3
Department of Radiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1500 San Pablo Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA. Electronic address: chia-shang.liu@med.usc.edu.

Abstract

Although typically not necessary for the diagnosis of intracranial meningiomas, advanced imaging techniques, including perfusion and diffusion imaging, spectroscopy, and nuclear medicine imaging, can help confirm the diagnosis of intracranial meningiomas, especially for meningiomas that do not exhibit the typical anatomic imaging findings. Advanced imaging techniques also have the potential to be able to differentiate between the subtypes of meningiomas, predict clinical aggressiveness of the tumor, and better characterize response to treatment. Although no advanced imaging technique has been able to definitively subclassify meningiomas, current results are encouraging and may be helpful in surgical planning.

KEYWORDS:

CT; Diffusion; MRI; Meningioma; PET; Perfusion; SPECT; Spectroscopy

PMID:
27012378
PMCID:
PMC4936906
DOI:
10.1016/j.nec.2015.11.004
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