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Research advances in MRI diffusion imaging on grading and typing of meningiomas
LUO Jian  WANG Yinhua  TAN Yan 

Cite this article as: Luo J, Wang YH, Tan Y. Research advances in MRI diffusion imaging on grading and typing of meningiomas[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(1): 140-142, 150. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.01.032.

[Abstract] Meningioma originated from arachnoid cap cells and is the most common non-neuroepithelial tumor in the brain. In 2016, the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System divided meningiomas into 15 subtypes of grade Ⅰ, Ⅱ and Ⅲ. In 2021, the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System replaced previous grades Ⅰ, Ⅱ and Ⅲ with grades 1, 2 and 3, emphasizing that the criteria for defining atypical or anaplastic (grades 2 and 3) meningiomas should apply to any potential subtype and that some molecular markers are also associated with the grading and typing of meningiomas. Different grades of meningiomas have different treatment and prognosis, MRI diffusion imaging, such as diffusion weighted imaging, intravoxel incoherent motion weighted imaging, diffusion tensor imaging and diffusion kurtosis imaging, can be used to grade meningiomas and distinguish subtypes. The radiomics method combined with MRI diffusion imaging has showed good performance also, which is beneficial for patients and clinicians to select treatment methods and evaluate prognosis. Based on previous studies at home and abroad, this paper will summarize the research advances in MRI diffusion imaging on grading and typing of meningiomas.
[Keywords] meningioma;grade;subtype;diffusion magnetic resonance imaging;radiomics

LUO Jian1   WANG Yinhua2   TAN Yan2*  

1 College of Medical Imaging, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan 030001, China

2 Department of Radiology, First Hospital of Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan 030001, China

Tan Y, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 82071893, 81701681); Fund Program for the Scientific Activities of Selected Returned Overseas Professionals in Shanxi Province (No. 20200003); Youth Innovation Fund of First Hospital of Shanxi Medical University (No. YC1426).
Received  2021-08-10
Accepted  2021-12-21
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.01.032
Cite this article as: Luo J, Wang YH, Tan Y. Research advances in MRI diffusion imaging on grading and typing of meningiomas[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(1): 140-142, 150. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.01.032.

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