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MRI: how to understand it

MacIver, Claire Louise, Ebden, Sian and Tallantyre, Emma C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3760-6634 2021. MRI: how to understand it. Practical Neurology 21 (3) , pp. 216-224. 10.1136/practneurol-2020-002905

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Abstract

MRI is a staple of the neurologist’s armoury when facing diagnostic challenges. At times, it can reveal or confirm the diagnosis with clarity, at others it brings us no further forwards, or even muddies the water. We rely on the expertise of neuroradiology colleagues to interpret MR images, but the choice of protocol for MR acquisition and its interpretation hinge crucially on the clinical information we provide. Having a degree of understanding about how MRI works, its limitations and pitfalls, can help to optimise what we learn from a scan.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 1474-7758
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 August 2023
Date of Acceptance: 28 February 2021
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2023 11:03
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/162005

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