Metastasis in Adult Brain Tumors

Ramon Barajas, Soonmee Cha

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Metastatic cancer to the central nervous system is primarily deposited by hematogenous spread in various anatomically distinct regions: calvarial, pachymeningeal, leptomeningeal, and brain parenchyma. A patient's overall clinical status and the information needed to make treatment decisions are the primary considerations in initial imaging modality selection. Contrast-enhanced MR imaging is the preferred imaging modality. Morphologic MR imaging is limited to delineating anatomic deraignment of tissues. Dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced perfusion and diffusion-weighted physiology-based MR imaging sequences have been developed that complement morphologic MR imaging by providing additional diagnostic information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-620
Number of pages20
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2016



  • Brain
  • DSC perfusion
  • Metastasis
  • MR Imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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