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Imaging of the Cardiovascular System, Thorax, and Abdomen

1st Edition

Edited by Luca Saba

CRC Press

627 pages | 609 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 diagnosticimaging 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.

Table of Contents

Coronary and Perfusion Imaging with Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Current State of the Art

Amedeo Chiribiri, Markus Henningsson, Claudia Prieto, Michael Jerosch-Herold, and Rene M. Botnar

Imaging of the Heart: Myocardial Imaging

Ravi S. Shah, Otavio Coelho-Filho, Ana C. Andrade, and Michael Jerosch-Herold

Computed Topography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pericardial Disease

Marco Francone, Giorgia Giustini, Gianluca De Rubeis, Iacopo Carbone, and Nicola Galea

Vascular Imaging of the Head and Neck

Miguel Trelles and Tobias Saam

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Aorta and Splanchnic Vessels

Christopher J François

Peripheral Magnetic Resonance Angiography

Michele Anzidei, Beatrice Sacconi, Beatrice Cavallo Marincola, Pierleone Lucatelli, Alessandro Napoli, Mario Bezzi, and Carlo Catalano

Magnetic Resonance Venography

Simon Gabriel, Chun Kit Shiu, and Stefan G. Ruehm

Vascular Malformations

Michele Anzidei, Beatrice Sacconi, Beatrice Cavallo Marincola, Pierleone Lucatelli, Alessandro Napoli, Mario Bezzi, and Carlo Catalano

Four-Dimensional Flow Imaging

Sergio Uribe, Israel Valverde, and Pablo Bächler

Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Trachea, Bronchi, and Lung

Yoshiharu Ohno

Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Applications for the Lung

Mark O. Wielpütz, Jim M. Wild, Grzegorz Bauman, Edwin J.R. van Beek, and Jürgen Biederer

Pleura and Diaphragm

Francesco Molinari

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lung and Pulmonary Vasculature

Saeed Mirsadraee, Andrew J. Swift, Jim M. Wild, Edwin J.R. van Beek, and Michael Puderbach

Breast MRI

Diana L. Lam and Habib Rahbar

Liver: Focal Pathology

Michele Di Martino and Carlo Catalano

Liver: Diffuse Pathology

Michele Di Martino and Carlo Catalano


Ganeshan Dhakshinamoorthy, Nicolaus Wagner-Bartak, Rafael Andres Vicens, Shelby Kent, Neeraj Lalwani, and Priya Bhosale

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Biliary Tract

Sachin Kumbhar, Manjiri K. Dighe, Ganeshan Dhakshinamoorthy, and Neeraj Lalwani

Update in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spleen

Luis Luna Alcalá, Antonio Luna, and Christine Menias


Fernanda Garozzo Velloni, Ersan Altun, Miguel Ramalho, and Richard Semelka

The Adrenal Gland

Shaunagh McDermott, Colin J. McCarthy, and Michael A. Blake

Diseases of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract and Small Bowel

Davide Bellini, Carlo Nicola De Cecco, Domenico De Santis, Marco Rengo, Justin Morris, and Andrea Laghi

MRI of the Retroperitoneum

Abed Ghandour, Verghese George, Rakesh Sinha, and Prabhakar Rajiah

Abdominal Wall and Hernias

Sonja M. Kirchhoff

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum

Maria Ciolina, Carlo Nicola De Cecco, Marco Rengo, Justin Morris, Franco Iafrate, and Andrea Laghi

Posttraumatic and Postsurgical Abdomen

Jose Luis Moyano-Cuevas, Juan Maestre-Antequera, Diego Masjoan, José Blas Pagador, and Francisco Miguel Sánchez-Margallo

About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

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