Differentiation of non-enhancing tumor from surrounding vasogenic edema is critical for planning tumor surgery as well as radiation therapy. Most studies suggested that histology results should be taken as ground truth instead of radiologist’s decision for validating results. This study is an attempt to differentiate vasogenic-edema from non-enhancing tumor based upon pre and post-surgery MRI images using a SVM classifier. DCE-MRI obtained perfusion parameters were used for classification. A misclassification error of 2.4 % was obtained for differentiating between non-enhancing tumor and edema using a SVM classifier followed by smoothing in post-processing step.