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Flashcards in Hypothalamic and Pituitary Imaging Deck (10):
1

The standard imagining for hypothalamic and pituitary disorders is ____________.

MRI

2

In coronal sections, the hypophysis is just superior to __________.

the sphenoid sinus

3

The adenohypophysis appears __________ on contrast-enhanced MRIs.

whiter and brighter

4

Pituitary hyperplasia can occur during ______________.

puberty or pregnancy

5

Microadenomas have what appearance on MRI?

Asymmetric and hypoenhancing

6

What is the size limit that divides micro- and macroadenomas?

1 cm

7

What CNS tumor often calcifies?

Craniopharyngioma adamantinomatous

8

There are two types of craniopharyngioma. Which age group is each more common in?

Kids: adamantinomatous
Adults: papillary

9

____________ tissue should never enhance.

Hamartomatous (because it is mature)

10

Which part of the pituitary is brighter on T1?

The posterior

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