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The value of proton mr-spectroscopy in the differentiation of brain tumours from non-neoplastic brain lesions

Authors:

H Aydın ,

S Sipahiog˘ lu,

N Aydın Oktay,

E Altın,

V Kızılgöz,

B Hekimoglu

Dıs¸kapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Research Hospital, Radiology Department, Ankara, Turkey
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Abstract

Purpose: Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of Proton-MR Spectroscopy for the differentiation of cranial masses from non-neoplastic brain disorders.
Material and method: 33 patients with intracranial mass lesions, 29 patients with non-neoplastic brain lesions: Ischemic-demyelinating-metabolic-benign cystic mass group; As a whole 62 patients: 30 males and 32 females were included in this study.
Results: In brain tumours, average Cho/NAA ratio 2.84-NAA/Cr ratio was 0.97, Cho/Cr ratio 2.42 and Cho/MI ratio was 3.51. In non-neoplastic group; NAA/Cr ratio was extremely higher than tumour group, the other ratios were far lower than cranial mass lesions. Average Cho/NAA ratio: 0.50 ± 0.15, Cho/Cr ratio: 1.05 ± 0.14, Cho/MI ratio: 1.07 ± 0.73. Conclusion: Higher Cho/NAA and Cho/MI ratios with lower NAA/Cr ratio were most likely to be malignant. Additional lipid and lactate peaks were generally seen in malignant group.

How to Cite: Aydın H, Sipahiog˘ lu S, Oktay NA, Altın E, Kızılgöz V, Hekimoglu B. The value of proton mr-spectroscopy in the differentiation of brain tumours from non-neoplastic brain lesions. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2011;94(1):1–0. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.470
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Published on 01 Jan 2011.
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