1st Edition

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook

Edited By Luca Saba
    2076 Pages 1868 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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 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.


    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


    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.