Intracerebral malignant melanoma: high-field-strength MR imaging.


Journal Article

Thirteen patients with intracerebral malignant melanoma underwent high-field-strength (1.5-T) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The images were correlated with computed tomography (CT) scans (n = 7) and surgical specimens (n = 7). Most commonly, these lesions were hyperintense to normal white matter on T1-weighted images and hypointense to normal white matter on T2-weighted images. Hemorrhage in the lesion may have a greater influence on this unique appearance than does melanin. The increased tissue sensitivity of MR imaging allowed for 22% greater lesion detection than did CT.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Woodruff, WW; Djang, WT; McLendon, RE; Heinz, ER; Voorhees, DR

Published Date

  • October 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 165 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 209 - 213

PubMed ID

  • 3628773

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3628773

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.165.1.3628773


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States