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False-negative Results in Brain Scanning

Br Med J 1972; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5798.473 (Published 19 February 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;1:473
  1. E. H. Burrows

    Abstract

    There were 118 false-negative results in a series of 847 cases of proved intracranial lesions subjected to brain scanning. In patients with neoplasms false-negative results are much more likely if the site of the tumour is infratentorial or mediobasal. In patients with stroke the incidence of false-negative results depends on the stroke-scan interval.