The aim of this review was to review the basic background, technique, and clinical applications of arterial spin labeling in brain tumors. Arterial spin labeling is used for differentiation of brain tumors from nonneoplastic lesions such as infarction and infection. It has a role in the grading of gliomas and in the differentiation of gliomas from lymphomas and metastasis. It is used for detection of the best biopsy site and prediction of treatment response. Arterial spin labeling is used for the assessment of extra-axial tumors and pediatric tumors. Last, it has a role in the differentiation of tumor recurrence from postradiation changes and in monitoring patients after therapy.
From the *Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura;
†Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kafr Elsheikh University, Kafr Elsheikh; and
‡Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.
Received for publication February 20, 2019; accepted February 21, 2019.
Correspondence to: Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek, MD, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Mansoura, Elgomheryia St, Mansoura 13551, DK, Egypt (e-mail: email@example.com).
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Online date: June 3, 2019