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Imaging of brain tumors: MR spectroscopy and metabolic imaging.

Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
Neuroimaging Clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 1.29). 08/2010; 20(3):293-310. DOI: 10.1016/j.nic.2010.04.003
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ABSTRACT The utility of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in diagnosis and evaluation of treatment response to human brain tumors has been widely documented. The role of MRS in tumor classification, tumors versus nonneoplastic lesions, prediction of survival, treatment planning, monitoring of therapy, and post-therapy evaluation is discussed. This article delineates the need for standardization and further study in order for MRS to become widely used as a routine clinical tool.

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