Encephalitis, cerebritis, and brain abscess

Pathophysiology and imaging findings

Steven Falcone, M. Judith Post

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Abstract

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
Pages (from-to)333-353
Number of pages21
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 5 2000

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Brain Abscess
Encephalitis
Neuroimaging
Protons
Spectrum Analysis
Differential Diagnosis
Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Encephalitis, cerebritis, and brain abscess : Pathophysiology and imaging findings. / Falcone, Steven; Judith Post, M.

In: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America, Vol. 10, No. 2, 05.06.2000, p. 333-353.

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