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Articles  |   May 1989
Magnetic resonance imaging in the CNS
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Articles   |   May 1989
Magnetic resonance imaging in the CNS
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 1989, Vol. 89, 636. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.5.636
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, May 1989, Vol. 89, 636. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.5.636
Abstract

This article, aimed toward the nonneurologist specialist, presents current indications for MRI in the CNS. Primary and metastatic brain tumors, white matter disease, stroke and hemorrhage, hydrocephalus, and spinal disease are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the contribution of MRI to the evaluation of these major classes of disease. Because of its improved sensitivity and noninvasiveness, in most instances MRI is the initial imaging procedure of choice in the CNS.