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Multiparametric imaging in the evaluation of intracerebral abscesses


Cerebral abscesses are uncommon space occupying lesions; they are associated with high morbidity and mortality, though are potentially treatable. Patients often present with non-specific symptoms and may have few clinical signs. Routine clinical imaging may not give a definite diagnosis, as the findings can be indistinguishable from those of other intracranial mass lesions. We review the role of advanced MR techniques to characterise brain abscesses and discuss the role of imaging in monitoring their response to the treatment.

  • MRI
  • MRS

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