Magnetic resonance imaging of granulomatous inflammations: sarcoidosis and tuberculosis

Top Magn Reson Imaging. Winter 1994;6(1):32-40.


This article discusses the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of two of the most common granulomatous disorders affecting the brain--sarcoidosis and tuberculosis. Many of the imaging features are similar for both disorders; and although the diagnosis may be suggested based on radiographic findings, it is ultimately a clinical one.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / pathology
  • Brain Diseases / chemically induced*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Sarcoidosis / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis / diagnosis*
  • Tuberculosis, Meningeal / diagnosis