Image Principles, Neck, and the Brain
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique used in biomedical imaging and radiology to visualize internal structures of the body. Because MRI provides excellent contrast between different soft tissues, the technique is especially useful for diagnostic imaging of the brain, muscles, and heart.
In the past 20 years, MRI technology has improved significantly with the introduction of systems up to 7 Tesla (7 T) and with the development of numerous post-processing algorithms such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional MRI (fMRI), and spectroscopic imaging. From these developments, the diagnostic potentialities of MRI have improved impressively with an exceptional spatial resolution and the possibility of analyzing the morphology and function of several kinds of pathology.
Given these exciting developments, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Image Principles, Neck, and the Brain is a timely addition to the growing body of literature in the field. Covering MRI from fundamentals to practice, this comprehensive book:
- Discusses the clinical benefits of diagnosing human pathologies using MRI
- Explains the physical principles of MRI and how to use the technique correctly
- Highlights each organ’s anatomy and pathological processes with high-quality images
- Examines the protocols and potentialities of advanced MRI scanners such as 7 T systems
- Includes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study
Thus, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Image Principles, Neck, and the Brain provides radiologists and imaging specialists with a valuable, state-of-the-art reference on MRI.
History and Physical Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Introduction to the Basics of MRI to Introduce the Macroscopic M. Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Diffusion Imaging: Basic Principles. Arterial Spin-Labeled Perfusion Imaging. Kinetic Modeling for T1-Weighted Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging. BOLD Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Magnetic Resonance Enterography and Colonography: Technical Considerations. Artifacts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Risk of Magnetic Resonance: The Safety-Biological Effects. 7 T Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy: Methods and Applications. Pathology of the Paranasal Sinuses (Congenital–Infective–Neoplastic). Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Ear. Differential Diagnosis in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Ear. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Salivary Gland. Infective Pathology of the Neck. Neoplastic Pathology of the Neck. Lymph Nodes of the Neck. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Eye and Orbit. Brain Aging and Degenerative Diseases of the Brain. Congenital Brain Malformations. Infective Diseases the Brain. Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke. Vascular Pathologies of the Brain (Vasculitis–Arteriovenous Malformation/Arteriovenous Fistula–Aneurysm). Neoplasms of the Brain and Pituitary Gland. Demyelinating and Metabolic Diseases of the Brain. Traumatic Disease of the Brain and Skull.