Encephalitis, cerebritis, and brain abscess: Pathophysiology and imaging findings

S. Falcone, M. J.D. Post

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Imaging plays a key role in the diagnosis and follow-up in patients with encephalitis, cerebritis, and brain abscess. MR imaging is the modality of choice in most clinical situations. Fast FLAIR and diffusion-weighted images may help to increase sensitivity in some forms of encephalitis. Although contrast-enhanced MR imaging is invaluable, advances with diffusion-weighted imaging and proton spectroscopy may help to add specificity in the differential diagnosis of brain abscess and necrotic tumor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-353
Number of pages21
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 5 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology


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