Advanced MR imaging of peripheral nerve sheath tumors including diffusion imaging

Theodoros Soldatos, Stephen Fisher, Sirisha Karri, Abdulrahman Ramzi, Rohit Sharma, Avneesh Chhabra

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Abstract

Peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs) are neoplasms derived from neoplastic Schwann cells or their precursors. Whereas benign PNSTs are relatively common and considered curable lesions, their malignant counterparts are rare but highly aggressive and require early diagnosis and treatment. MR imaging has been the modality of choice for noninvasive evaluation of PNSTs. This article discusses the features of PNSTs in conventional and advanced MR imaging, and it emphasizes the features that help differentiate benign and malignant variants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-190
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2015

Keywords

  • diffusion tensor imaging
  • diffusion-weighted imaging
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • magnetic resonance neurography
  • peripheral nerve sheath tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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