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Surg Neurol. 1989 Apr;31(4):261-7.

Magnetic resonance imaging of brain contusion.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Saiseikai Shiga Hospital, Japan.


In this study we investigated the time course of brain contusions using magnetic resonance imaging and compared the findings with those of a computed tomography scan. The lesions, which were demonstrated as homogeneous density areas on the computed tomography scan were demonstrated as different intensity areas in the magnetic resonance image. The intensity of the images varied according to the time at which the images were obtained. The findings indicated changes in the nature of the contusions including hematoma hemoglobin, perifocal edema extension, and so on. In conclusion, magnetic resonance imaging is important in the follow-up of chronological change as well as in original diagnosis of brain contusions.

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