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Image Principles, Neck, and the Brain

1st Edition

Edited by Luca Saba

CRC Press

832 pages | 746 Color Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

History and Physical Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Michael E. Hayden and Pierre-Jean Nacher

Introduction to the Basics of MRI to Introduce the Macroscopic M

Luigi Barberini

Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Henrik S. Thomsen

Diffusion Imaging: Basic Principles

Ioannis Tsougos

Arterial Spin-Labeled Perfusion Imaging

Hongjian He and Jianhui Zhong

Kinetic Modeling for T1-Weighted Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Kyunghyun Sung and John Carr

BOLD Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Chris J. Conklin, Devon M. Middleton, Scott H. Faro, and Feroze B. Mohamed

Magnetic Resonance Enterography and Colonography: Technical Considerations

Jesica Makanyanga, Douglas Pendse, Rehana Hafeez, and Stuart A. Taylor

Artifacts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Michael N. Hoff, Jalal B. Andre, and Brent K. Stewart

Risk of Magnetic Resonance: The Safety-Biological Effects

Valentina Hartwig

7 T Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy: Methods and Applications

Simon Robinson, Roland Beisteiner, Wolfgang Bogner, Klaus Bohndorf, Marek Chmelík, Barbara Dymerska, Florian Fischmeister, Stephan Gruber, Gilbert Hangel, Vladimir Juras, Claudia Kronnerwetter, Eva Matt, Günther Grabner, Martin Krššák, Lenka Minarikova, Benjamin Schmitt, Bernhard Strasser, Štefan Zbýň, and Siegfried Trattnig

Pathology of the Paranasal Sinuses (Congenital–Infective–Neoplastic)

Ellen Hoeffner

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Ear

Ravi Kumar Lingam and Ram Vaidhyanath

Differential Diagnosis in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Ear

Gabriele A. Krombach

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Salivary Gland

Takashi Nakamura and Misa Sumi

Infective Pathology of the Neck

Naoko Saito, Joan Cheng, Akifumi Fujita, Hiroyuki Fujii, and Osamu Sakai

Neoplastic Pathology of the Neck

Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek

Lymph Nodes of the Neck

Fatih Alper, Irmak Durur-Subasi, and Adem Karaman

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Eye and Orbit

Pradipta C. Hande

Brain Aging and Degenerative Diseases of the Brain

Memi Watanabe, Joshua Thatcher, Yukio Kimura, Ivana Delalle, Samuel Frank, and Osamu Sakai

Congenital Brain Malformations

Elzbieta Jurkiewicz and Katarzyna Nowak

Infective Diseases of the Brain

John H. Rees

Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke

Shahmir Kamalian, Supada Prakkamakul, and Albert J. Yoo

Vascular Pathologies of the Brain (Vasculitis–Arteriovenous Malformation/Arteriovenous Fistula–Aneurysm)

Karl-Olof Lövblad, Sven Haller, Vitor Mendes Pereira, and Maria Isabel Vargas

Neoplasms of the Brain and Pituitary Gland

Sara E. Kingston, Daniel S. Treister, Willa Jin, Megha Nayyar, Benita Tamrazi, Francesco D’Amore, Bavrina Bigjahan, Alexander Lerner, Bruno A. Telles, Chia-Shang J. Liu, and Mark S. Shiroishi

Demyelinating and Metabolic Diseases of the Brain

Antonia Ceccarelli, Eytan Raz, and Matilde Inglese

Traumatic Disease of the Brain and Skull

Eytan Raz

About the Editor

Luca Saba earned his MD from the University of Cagliari, Italy. Dr. Saba currently works at the Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria of Cagliari. During his career, he has won 15 scientific and extracurricular awards, published more than 180 papers in high impact factor journals, presented more than 500 papers and posters at national and international congress events, spoken more than 45 times at national and international conferences, written 21 book chapters, edited 10 books, and reviewed more than 40 scientific journals. He is a member of the Italian Society of Medical Radiology, European Society of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, and European Society of Neuroradiology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
SCIENCE / Physics