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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook

1st Edition

Edited by Luca Saba

CRC Press

2,015 pages | 1868 Color Illus.

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Hardback: 9781482216288
pub: 2016-09-22

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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 is a timely addition to the growing body of literature in the field. Comprised of three volumes, this comprehensive handbook:

  • Covers the technology and practice of MRI from physical principles to cutting-edge applications
  • Discusses MRI of the neck, brain, cardiovascular system, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system
  • 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 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


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


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