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1st Edition

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook

Edited By

Luca Saba

ISBN 9781482216288
Published September 22, 2016 by CRC Press
2076 Pages 1868 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

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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.