MR imaging of intradural tumors of the cervical spine

Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2000 Aug;8(3):529-40.


MR imaging is the modality of choice for intradural spinal tumors because of its unsurpassed depiction of soft tissues, the use of intravenous contrast, the absence of beam-hardening artifacts, and the ability to image in multiple planes. Intradural tumors are classified as intradural-extramedullary and intradural-intramedullary. MR imaging techniques that best depict these tumors are reviewed, and several examples of tumors are described and illustrated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Contrast Media
  • Glioma / diagnosis
  • Hemangioblastoma / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal / diagnosis
  • Nerve Sheath Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Spinal Cord Neoplasms / diagnosis*


  • Contrast Media