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Abstract #0001

Infectious Diseases: Is There A Role for MRI?

Gupta R
Sanjay Ghandhi Institute for Medical Sciences

The impact of cutting edge MR technology in management of infectious diseases of the CNS is presented. MR has helped in the non-invasive specific diagnosis of brain infections such as tuberculosis, brain abscess and herpes simplex encephalitis. In vivo MR spectroscopy, perfusion and diffusion tensor imaging have been found to be useful in monitoring therapeutic response in these subjects and differential diagnosis of the intracranial lesions complicating AIDS.