Nuclear magnetic resonance diagnosis of an anaplastic astrocytoma

Jeffrey J. Jackson, Howard S. Derman, Richard L. Harper, M. Robert Willcott, Joseph J. Ford, Nicholas J. Schneiders, John A. McCrary, Anne Kelly, R. Nick Bryan

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A patient presented with an 8-month history of a progressive left homonymous visual field deficit, left hemiparesis, and a left thalamocortical sensory deficit that was not detectable by repeated conventional neurodiagnostic evaluations. Proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging revealed a right parietal lesion characterized by a prolonged T2 (spin-spin relaxation time). At surgery, the mass proved to be an anaplastic astrocytoma. NMR appears to be more sensitive than x-ray computerized tomography scanning in some patients with malignant gliomas and offers the clinician an additional probe with which to evaluate these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-233
Number of pages7
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984


  • Anaplastic astrocytoma
  • Malignant gliomas
  • Proton nuclear magnetic resonance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Structural Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biophysics


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