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Magnetic resonance imaging is preferred in diagnosing suspected cerebral infections

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7228.187 (Published 15 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:187
  1. N D Marchbank, consultant radiologist,
  2. D C Howlett, consultant radiologist,
  3. D F Sallomi, consultant radiologist,
  4. D V Hughes, consultant radiologist
  1. Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UD

    EDITOR—In their lesson of the week Fitzpatrick and Gan state that contrast enhanced computed tomography is currently the preferred investigation in diagnosing cerebral abscess.1 They describe the role of magnetic resonance imaging in such diagnosis as unclear, citing a 1988 comparative study of two cases as proof.2 We use magnetic resonance imaging as the preferred imaging technique in patients with suspected cerebral infections.3 It has improved resolution with multiplanar capability, and …

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