Role of imaging in the management of neuro-ophthalmic disorders

Gandhi, Rashmin Anilkumar; Nair, Akshay Gopinathan
March 2011
Indian Journal of Ophthalmology;Mar2011, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p111
Academic Journal
Advancements in physics, computers, and imaging science in the last century have seen neuro-imaging evolving from a plain X-ray to computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging scans, noninvasive angiography, and special sequences such as fat suppression, fluid attenuation recovery and diffusion-weighted imaging. A prompt prescription of an appropriate imaging modality and the most suitable sequence can increase the diagnostic yield, and in many instances, it can be a sight-saving and even a lifesaving decision. This article discusses basic principles of neuro-imaging, its common indications, and the appropriate application in an ophthalmology practice.


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