Cerebral gliomas and metastases: assessment with contrast-enhanced fast fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery MR imaging

Radiology. 1999 Feb;210(2):551-7. doi: 10.1148/radiology.210.2.r99ja22551.


The effect of contrast material on fast fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance images was evaluated for 16 patients with enhancing gliomas and 12 patients with cerebral metastases. Because of a marked T1 effect, fast FLAIR imaging provided a marked contrast enhancement, resulting in the highest tumor-to-background contrast ratio compared with standard imaging techniques.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Artifacts
  • Brain / pathology*
  • Brain Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Contrast Media
  • Female
  • Gadolinium DTPA
  • Glioma / secondary*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male


  • Contrast Media
  • gadodiamide
  • Gadolinium DTPA