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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-97

Magnetic resonance imaging: Current and emerging applications in the study of the central nervous system


1 Department of Radiology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Radiology, PD Hinduja Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Radiology, Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
D A Sanghvi
Department of Radiology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.65283

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Neuroimaging is presently utilised in clinical practice for initial diagnosis and mapping of disease extent and distribution, noninvasive, preoperative grading of tumours, biopsy planning, surgery and radiation portal planning for tumors, judging response to therapy and finally, prognostication. Newer advances include magnetic resonance (MR) diffusion and diffusion tensor imaging with tractography, perfusion imaging, MR spectroscopy and functional imaging using the blood oxygen level-dependent contrast technique. Neuroimaging plays a pivotal role in various degenerative and neoplastic diseases, improving diagnostic accuracy, affecting patient care, monitoring dynamic changes within the brain during therapy, and establishing them as the arbiter of novel therapy that may one day prove cure of various brain diseases a reality.






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