Published online Apr 28, 2014. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v6.i4.72
Revised: January 23, 2014
Accepted: March 17, 2014
Published online: April 28, 2014
Core tip: The quantification of the imaging profile of brain neoplasms by combining conventional magnetic resonance imaging and advanced imaging techniques introduces critical underlying pathophysiological information which seems to be the key to success. Thus, it is evident that the pursuit of this goal should be oriented towards the development of decision support software that will utilize large amounts of clinical data with extremely significant diagnostic value which often remain unexploited, hence resulting in a more valid and precise method of differential diagnosis and the selection of the most successful treatment scheme.