Right cerebellar hemangioblastoma

A 49 year old male with worsening headache, mostly in the posterior neck, and vertigo. [...]

Arachnoid Cyst

49 year old man with lung cancer for evaluation of metastatic disease after chemotherapy and radiation. No neurological symptoms. [...]

Cavernous malformation or a “Cavernoma”

This is a 43 year old male with chronic headaches in the occipital region with nausea, visual disturbances, tinnitus, and vertigo. [...]

Vestibular Schwannoma

57 year old man with progressive hearing loss on the left side and sensory loss of cranial nerves V2 and V3. [...]

Diagnostic Relevant Reduction of Motion Artifacts in the Posterior Fossa by syngo BLADE Imaging

Although movement and pulsation artifacts are a frequent problem in daily routine, especially in the evaluation of pediatric patients, few articles on this topic can be found in the literature. Experience from Stuttgart shows that MR images of the posterior fossa, cerebellum and brain stem may be significantly impaired by artifacts from pulsatile flow of blood or cerebrospinal fluid even without inadvertent patient head movement. Sedation or general anesthesia rarely influence these pulsation or flow artifacts. However, accurate assessment of small brain lesions is essential in many pediatric patients, especially those with malignant brain tumors. BLADE reduces movement and pulsation artifacts in T2w FLAIR images without relevant loss of image quality. It therefore markedly improves depiction of small and low contrast brain lesions in the posterior fossa of pediatric patients. This can be crucial especially following surgery of malignant brain tumors. In the absence of major artifacts, in this study, lesions of all sizes were depicted with comparable quality by both techniques (BLADE vs conventional FSE technique). [...]