1st Edition

Imaging of the Cardiovascular System, Thorax, and Abdomen

Edited By Luca Saba Copyright 2017
    648 Pages
    by CRC Press

    648 Pages 609 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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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: Imaging of the Cardiovascular System, Thorax, and Abdomen is a timely addition to the growing body of literature in the field. Offering comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge imaging modalities, this book:

    • Discusses MRI of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, breasts, diaphragm, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, and gastrointestinal tract

    • Explains how MRI can be used in vascular, posttraumatic, postsurgical, and computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) applications

    • 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: Imaging of the Cardiovascular System, Thorax, and Abdomen provides radiologists and imaging specialists with a valuable, state-of-the-art reference on MRI.

    Coronary and Perfusion Imaging with Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Current State of the Art. Imaging of the Heart: Myocardial Imaging. Computed Topography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pericardial Disease. Vascular Imaging of the Head and Neck. Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Aorta and Splanchnic Vessels. Peripheral Magnetic Resonance Angiography. Magnetic Resonance Venography. Vascular Malformations. Four-Dimensional Flow Imaging. Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Trachea, Bronchi, and Lung. Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Applications for the Lung. Pleura and Diaphragm. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lung and Pulmonary Vasculature. Breast MRI. Liver: Focal Pathology. Liver: Diffuse Pathology. Gallbladder. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Biliary Tract. Update in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spleen. Pancreas. The Adrenal Gland. Diseases of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract and Small Bowel. MRI of the Retroperitoneum. Abdominal Wall and Hernias. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. Posttraumatic and Postsurgical Abdomen.


    Luca Saba is full professor of Radiology in the University of Cagliari, Italy. Prof. Saba currently works at the Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria of Cagliari. During his career, he has won 15 scientific and extracurricular awards, published more than 220 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 14 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.