Cerebral ring enhancing lesions (mnemonic)

Last revised by Dr Joshua Yap on 19 Jul 2022

Convenient mnemonics for the causes of cerebral ring enhancing lesions are:

  • MAGIC DR or DR MAGIC
  • DR MAGIC L
  • MAGICAL DR

Mnemonics

MAGIC DR or DR MAGIC
DR MAGIC L or MAGICAL DR

In some institutions, "L" and "A" is added to the mnemonic for lymphoma and AIDS-related CNS disease.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: metastasis
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  • Case 2: abscess
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  • Case 3: glioblastoma
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  • Case 4: contusion
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  • Case 5: demyelination (ADEM)
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  • Case 6: radionecrosis
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