The efficacy of tilted axial MRI of the CNS.
The angle between the straight axial plane and the orbito-meatal line was measured in 156 consecutive magnetic resonance examinations. Inconsistent head positioning caused this angle to vary by as much as 44 degrees. Careful positioning of the patient by the technologist can minimize this variability, leading potentially to improved image interpretation. To assess the merit of a standardized orientation for MR examinations of the head, straight axial and tilted axial MR scans were compared in 34 patients. The tilted images were obtained parallel to the orbitomeatal line and were found to be superior for visualization of the cerebellum. When correlative x-ray CTs are available or when an abnormality in the posterior fossa is suspected, tilted axial MR scans should be employed.
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Runge, V. M., Osborne, M. A., Wood, M. L., Wolpert, S. M., Kwan, E., & Kaufman, D. M. (1987). The efficacy of tilted axial MRI of the CNS. Magnetic resonance imaging, 5(6), 421–430. https://doi.org/10.1016/0730-725x(87)90376-6
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