MRI protocol for brain tumor assessment is a group of MRI sequences put together to best approach CNS tumors in general.
Note: This article is intended to outline some general principles of protocol design. The specifics will vary depending on MRI hardware and software, radiologist's and referr...
Calvarial doughnut lesions are radiolucent ring-like skull defects, with surrounding sclerotic halo, which may have central bone density, and may occur in any part of the skull.
Most of these lesions occur in middle life and old age, but it also may happen in juvenile skulls 1,2.
Cerebral angiography is an interventional procedure for the diagnosis and/or treatment of intracranial pathology.
Cerebral digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is indicated in a variety of settings including:
diagnosis and treatment of:
acute ischemic stroke
CT head technique describes how a CT head is performed.
The technique for performing a CT of the head depends on the scanner available and fall into two broad camps:
volumetric acquisition (most common)
Step-and-shoot scanning was the first describe...
Hair artifact and hair-product artifacts are artifacts produced by the presence of the patient's hair across the field of view during acquisition of an image, which can affect all modalities to varying degrees.
An intraosseous pseudomeningocele is an intradiploic CSF collection communicating with the subarachnoid space.
Intraosseous pseudomeningoceles are rare sequelae of a skull fractures of traumatic or iatrogenic ethology occurring in infants and young children. They can be seen in an...
Lipiodol® (also known as ethiodized oil) is an oil-based iodinated contrast medium that was historically used for myelography and hysterosalpingography. It was later superseded by newer, less hazardous, agents, and now is used primarily as a therapeutic agent. Guerbet is now the sole manufacture...
This article lists examples of normal imaging of the brain and surrounding structures, divided by modality and protocol.
example 1: C- axial, coronal, sagittal
example 2: C- axial, coronal, sagittal & axial bone
example 3: C- axial, C+ axial, coronal, sagittal
example 4: C-...
This article lists examples of normal imaging of the head and neck and surrounding structures, divided by region and modality.
For normal spinal imaging, please see: normal spinal imaging
soft tissue: example 1, example 2
This article lists examples of normal imaging of the spine and surrounding structures, divided by region and modality.
example 1: AP, lat, obliques only
example 2: PEG view
example 3: flexion and extension views only
example 4: pediatric - 12 years old
The orbitomeatal line, also known as the canthomeatal line, was the traditional axial plane used for CT of the brain. It was easily identified on the inspection of the patient's head when tilting the gantry or patient's head to achieve a standard axial plane.
The orbitomeatal line was defined ...
MRI protocol for the pineal and tectal plate assessment is a group of MRI sequences put together to best approach tumors involving this region.
The pineal region is best imaged with MRI although CT, angiography, and ultrasound (in infants) also play a role. Please refer to the article pineal r...
Radionuclide cisternography is a nuclear medicine imaging technique that uses intrathecal 111In-DTPA (diethyletriaminepentaacetic acid; pentetate) to visualize the flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
There are few indications 1:
localization of CSF leak, such as in spontaneous intracranial hypo...
The skull AP view is a nonangled AP radiograph of the skull. This view provides an overview of the entire skull rather than attempting to highlight any one region.
the back of patient's head is placed against the image detector
The skull lateral view is a nonangled lateral radiograph of the skull. This view provides an overview of the entire skull rather than attempting to highlight any one region.
the sagittal midline of the patient's head is parallel to the image detector
sella turcica in profile
The skull PA view is a non-angled PA radiograph of the skull. This view provides an overview of the entire skull rather than attempting to highlight any one region.
the patient is erect
the patient's forehead is placed against the image detector allowing for the nose to be in...
Skull radiography is the radiological investigation of the skull vault and associated bony structures. Seldom requested in modern medicine, plain radiography of the skull is often a last resort in trauma imaging in the absence of a CT. However, it is still utilized in the setting of skeletal sur...
Transcranial Doppler (TCD), also known as transcranial color-coded duplex sonography (TCCS) is a sonographic study of intracranial structures and blood vessels, used most commonly to identify the hemodynamic state present in the vertebrobasilar circulation and the circle of Willis.