[MRI sequences in the detection of cavernous angiomas]

J Radiol. 2002 Dec;83(12 Pt 1):1843-6.
[Article in French]


We prospectively evaluated 30 patients with CNS cavernous angioma with a high field (1.5T) magnetic resonance imager. In all patients the MRI protocol included: gradient echo T1*-weighted imaging, spin echo T2*-weighted imaging and gradient echo T2*-weighted imaging. We evaluated each case for the number of lesions detected on each sequence. Gradient echo T2*-weighted imaging with a long TE (TE: 35ms) was the most sensitive sequence for the detection of cavernous angiomas allowing detection of small lesions that were not identified on the other sequences.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Central Nervous System Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Central Nervous System Neoplasms / genetics
  • Female
  • Genetic Testing
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System / diagnosis*
  • Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System / genetics
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / standards
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Prospective Studies
  • Sensitivity and Specificity