Time-delayed contrast-enhanced MRI improves detection of brain metastases and apparent treatment volumes Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

abstract

  • In patients who are being prepared for SRS of BMs, delayed MRI after contrast injection revealed more targets that needed treatment. In addition, apparent treatment volumes increased with a time delay. To avoid missing tumors that could be treated at the time of planned SRS and resultant "treatment failures," the authors recommend that postcontrast MR images be acquired between 10 and 15 minutes after injection in patients undergoing SRS for treatment of BMs.

publication date

  • February 2016

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/2015.2.JNS141993

PubMed ID

  • 26361281

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 489

end page

  • 95

volume

  • 124

number

  • 2