MR spectroscopy of brain tumors

Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2004 Oct;15(5):291-313. doi: 10.1097/00002142-200410000-00003.


MR Spectroscopy provides a means to characterize the metabolite profiles of tumoral and non-tumoral lesions in the brain. This article aims to provide tools to increase our sensitivity and specificity of neurodiagnosis, particularly in combination with other advanced MRI techniques such as perfusion MR imaging.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Artifacts
  • Brain Chemistry*
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Brain Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy / methods*
  • Sensitivity and Specificity