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Imaging of the Pelvis, Musculoskeletal System, and Special Applications to CAD

1st Edition

Edited by Luca Saba

CRC Press

556 pages | 513 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 Pelvis, Musculoskeletal System, and Special Applications to CAD 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 urinary system, pelvis, spine, soft tissues, lymphatics, and brain
  • Explains how MRI can be used in fetal, pediatric, forensic, postmortem, 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 Pelvis, Musculoskeletal System, and Special Applications to CAD provides radiologists and imaging specialists with a valuable, state-of-the-art reference on MRI.

Table of Contents

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Kidneys and Ureters

Francois Cornelis, Anne-Sophie Lasserre, Elise Tricaud, Francois Petitpierre, Yann Le Bras, and Nicolas Grenier

Carcinoma of the Bladder and Urethra

Ott Le, Sadhna Verma, Armugam Rajesh, and Raghu Vikram

Male Pelvis (Prostate, Seminal Vesicles, and Testes)

Jurgen J. Fütterer

Uterus and Vagina

Suzanne L. Palmer, Nicole F. Darcy, Claire L. Templeman, and Allison D. Salibian

Benign and Malignant Conditions of the Ovaries and Peritoneum

Stavroula Kyriazi and Nandita M. deSouza

MRI of the Placenta and the Pregnant Patient

Philip S. Lim, Amy M. Mackey, and Monica L. Huang

MRI of Pelvic Floor Disorders

Francesca Maccioni and Valeria Buonocore

Degenerative Disease of the Spine and Other Spondyloarthropathies

M. Cody O’Dell, Nathan J. Kohler, Brian K. Harshman, Steven A. Messina, Christopher W. Wasyliw, Gary Felsberg, and Laura W. Bancroft

Spine Infections

Mariangela Marras, Luca Saba, and Stefano Marcia

Traumatic Disease of the Spine

Nathan J. Kohler, M. Cody O’Dell, Steven A. Messina, Brian K. Harshman, Christopher W. Wasyliw, Gary Felsberg, and Laura W. Bancroft

Neoplastic Disease of the Spine

Michele Porcu

MR Pathology of Sacrum and Ilium

Daphne J. Theodorou, Stavroula J. Theodorou, and Yousuke Kakitsubata

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Soft Tissues

Alireza Eajazi, Mohamed Jarraya, Ali Guermazi, and Frank W. Roemer

Temporomandibular Joints

Tsukasa Sano

MR-Guided Interventional Radiology of the Musculoskeletal System

John M. Morelli and Jan Fritz

MR of the Lymphatics

Alberto Alonso-Burgos, Emilio García Tutor, Teresa Pérez de la Fuente, and Ángeles Franco López

Pediatric Applications

Marilyn J. Siegel and Ellen M. Chung

Fetal MRI

Francisco Sepulveda, Kelsey Budd, Peter Brugge and Daniela Prayer

Postmortem and Forensic Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Patricia Mildred Flach, Dominic Gascho, Thomas Daniel Ruder, Sabine Franckenberg, Steffen Günter Ross, Lukas Ebner, Michael Josef Thali, and Garyfalia Ampanozi

Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound

Alessandro Napoli and Gaia Cartocci

PET/MRI: Concepts and Clinical Applications

Mateen C. Moghbel, Abass Alavi, and Drew A. Torigian

Computer-Aided Diagnosis with MR Images of the Brain

Mark A. Haidekker and Geoff Dougherty

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