The optimal use of magnetic resonance imaging poses a constant challenge as the technology is continually and rapidly advancing. This leaves the MR practitioner, beginner or experienced, in constant need of up-to-date, easily read and well illustrated material presenting the clinical constellation of pathologies as seen by an MRI scanner in such an effective way.
MRI of the Whole Body sets out to educate trainee and experienced radiologists, radiographers and clinicians regarding key sequences for optimal imaging of common pathologies, with simple explanations on the choice of a particular MR sequence. The authors present typical and representative examples with relevant clinical and imaging features to assist a better understanding of these commonly encountered conditions. Every unit begins with a quick anatomy review, and each case is described in a standardised format with a clinical background, key sequences, imaging features, and practical hints as to close differentials and ways to distinguish between them. A text of this nature is essential for all MR practitioners whatever their background: medical, technical or scientific.
- First of its kind as no other book covers all body systems in one volume with demonstration of all key imaging sequences in the commonly diagnosed pathologies
- Up-to-date sequences described with reasons for choosing a particular sequence for a particular case
- Simplified relevant MR anatomy preceding each unit
- Clear high resolution images with appropriate legends
- Practical hints and tips section included for each pathology - close differentials and what to do next
Written in a simple, lucid format and accompanied by typical illustrations to each case MRI of the Whole Body is an essential guide to understanding the 'what's, 'why's and 'how's of applied MR. It will be of particular value to trainee and practicing radiologists, as well as MR radiographers and radiography students.
Table of Contents
Unit I MRI of the Musculoskeletal System
The Foot and Ankle
Malignancy and Infection
Unit II Neuro-MRI
Sequences and Protocols in Neuri-MRI
Urology and Gynaecology
Kshitij Mankad MRCP FRCR Neuroradiology Fellow, Barts and the London NHS Trust, London, UK; Edward TD Hoey BAO MRCP FRCR Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist, Heart of England Foundation Trust; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham, UK; Amit Lakkaraju FRCR PG MED ED Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Goulburn Valley Base Hospital, Shepparton, Australia; Nikhil Bhuskute MS FRCS FRCR Consultant Radiologist, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, UK