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MR-billeddiagnostik af corpus pineale

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Line Langevad, Camilla Gøbel Madsen, Hartwig Siebner & Ellen Garde MR Forskningssektion, Hvidovre Hospital Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V07140395
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Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V07140395
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MRI of the pineal gland
The pineal gland (CP) is located centrally in the brain and produces melatonin. Cysts and concrements are frequent findings on MRI but their significance is still unclear. The visualization of CP is difficult due to its location and surrounding structures and so far, no standardized method exists. New studies suggest a correlation between CP-morphology and melatonin secretion as well as a connection between melatonin, disturbed circadian rhythm, and the development of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, underlining the need for a standardized approach to CP on MRI.
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