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An Overview of Advanced Multimodal Imaging Techniques in Low Grade Gliomas

2015-03

D. Mariș, A. Mohan, H. Moisa, Alexandru Vlad Ciurea

Diffuse infiltrative low-grade gliomas (LGG) of the cerebral hemispheres in adults are a group of tumors with distinct clinical, histological and molecular characteristics. The management of such tumors is still controversial. (1)

In LGG neuroimaging plays a crucial role. Starting of a "watch and wait" management plan has been frequently based solely on imaging. Conventional MRI is a valuable method in conducting a differential diagnosis, assisting surgery, planning radiotherapy and surveying treatment response, but it focuses on structural changes within tumours and often provides limited information only.

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