CT and MR findings were retrospectively reviewed in 12 patients with germ cell tumors originating from the non-pineal regions. Cystic or necrotic components were seen in 6 patients. Of 4 germinomas, 2 showed mixed density on the CT. The MR signal intensity of the tumor was non-specific. Of 8 germinomas, 4 were inhomogeneously enhanced on postcontrast CT and T1-weighted MR images. CT and MR features of germinomas originating from non-pineal regions frequently differ from those of germinomas originating from the pineal region. The mass of the tumor often appeared cystic and inhomogeneously enhanced following contrast infusion.