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April 1986

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Temporal Bone and Cerebellopontine Angle Lesions

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (Drs Maslan, Kemink, and Graham) and Radiology (Dr Latack), University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986;112(4):410-415. doi:10.1001/archotol.1986.03780040050009

• Lesions of the temporal bone and cerebellopontine angle present a diagnostic challenge because of the complex anatomy, multiplicity of lesions, and difficulty in imaging the dense bone of this area. Magnetic resonance imaging, a new, nonionizing imaging modality, dependent on monitoring a radiofrequency signal emitted by excited nuclei in an external magnetic field, has shown promise in imaging of the temporal bone and posterior fossa.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:410-415)