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Radiologic manifestations of delayed radiation necrosis of the brain.
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PMID:  2980459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the most effective treatment modalities for tumors of the head and neck has been radiation therapy. In a small number of cases, delayed radiation necrosis of the brain is a dreaded and devastating complication of radiation therapy. The imaging studies (radionuclide brain scan, cerebral angiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) in 12 cases of histologically proven, delayed radiation necrosis of the brain are analysed. While both computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging can depict radiation necrosis with great sensitivity, however, the ability of these imaging techniques to differentiate between radiation necrosis and recurrent or residual brain tumor is low.
S Batnitzky; W J Halleran; J H McMillan; H I Price; J E Kalsbeck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica. Supplementum     Volume:  369     ISSN:  0365-5954     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol Suppl     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-28     Completed Date:  1992-05-28     Revised Date:  2008-04-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370370     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol Suppl     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / etiology,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Radiation Injuries / radiography*
Radiotherapy / adverse effects
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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