Conventional and advanced MRI features of pediatric intracranial tumors: Supratentorial tumors

Maria J. Borja, Michael J. Plaza, Nolan Altman, Gaurav Saigal

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OBJECTIVE. Our objective is to review the imaging characteristics and applications of conventional and advanced neuroimaging techniques of supratentorial intracranial masses in the pediatric population. Specifically, we review astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, primary neuroectodermal tumors, dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors, gangliogliomas, arachnoid cysts, and choroid plexus and pineal region masses. CONCLUSION. Advanced imaging methods, such as MR spectroscopy, perfusion MRI, functional MRI, diffusion-tensor imaging, and tractography, help develop a more accurate differential diagnosis and aid in planning tumor treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W483-W503
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2013


  • Advanced neuroimaging
  • Brain
  • Functional MRI
  • MR spectroscopy
  • Pediatric
  • Perfusion MRI
  • Tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)


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