Chordomas: MR imaging Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Chordoma
  • Skull Neoplasms
  • Spinal Neoplasms

abstract

  • Twenty histologically verified intracranial and upper cervical chordomas were retrospectively studied with both magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and computed tomography (CT), and the advantages of each modality were compared with regard to three criteria: detection of tumor, delineation of extent of tumor, and characterization of tumor. MR imaging and CT were equivalent in permitting the detection of chordomas. MR imaging was considerably better in delineating the full extent of the tumor, which would influence establishment of treatment. MR imaging also provided a degree of histologic specificity that would be useful in prognosis.

publication date

  • January 1988

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3336677

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 187

end page

  • 91

volume

  • 166

number

  • 1 I