Fluid attenuated inversion recovery (Flair) mri of herpes encephalitis

Matthew L. White, Mary K. Edwards-Brown

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Herpes simplex encephalitis type I is responsible for a necrotizing encephalitis seen in patients after the neonatal period (1). Magnetic resonance spin echo (SE) imaging has been found to be more sensitive than CT in detecting the changes that are caused in the temporal lobes and thus facilitating earlier diagnosis (2). In this case of a juvenile with herpes encephalitis MRI of the brain with both SE and fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequencing was performed. The lesion conspicuity in the gray and white matter was found to be greatest with FLAIR imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-502
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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