IMR Press / FBL / Volume 2 / Issue 6 / DOI: 10.2741/A237

Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark (FBL) is published by IMR Press from Volume 26 Issue 5 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of intracranial lipomas
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1 Institut für Röntgendiagnostik Klinikum der Universität Regensburg, D-93042 Regensburg Germany. ruediger.fruend@
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 1997, 2(6), 13–16;
Published: 1 October 1997

We show a detailed magnetic resonance (MR) examination of two rare pericallosa lipomas with a fat suppression imaging sequence and proton MR spectroscopy. For comparison, subcutaneous fat and lipids in glioblastomas were examined with 1H MR spectroscopy in vivo and ex vivo. Fat suppression makes the identification of lipomas simple. It is suggested that 1H MR spectroscopy shows no differences in the aliphatic chain length of lipoma and subcutaneous fat, whereas lipids in glioblastomas have a much shorter chain length. Chain length of fatty acids in lipoma measured with in vivo MR spectroscopy are in concordance with data from the literature.

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