Magnetic resonance imaging of central nervous system haemorrhage.
M Silberstein, O Hennessy
Australas Radiol | Published : 1993
The variable magnetic resonance imaging appearances of central nervous system haemorrhage, both intra- and extra-axial, are described. These will vary with the type of image contrast (T1 or T2 weighting), the nature of the imaging sequence (spin-echo or gradient-echo) and the time from onset of haemorrhage. Magnetic resonance imaging is a useful technique for imaging haemorrhage in the central nervous system as it yields temporal information about haematoma development, and it is the only non-invasive means of imaging intraspinal haemorrhage. It is, however, limited in the imaging of haematomas within 24 h of onset and in subarachnoid haemorrhage where computed tomography is the investigatio..View full abstract