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Quantifying Morphology and Physiology of the Human Body Using MRI

1st Edition

Edited by L. Tugan Muftuler

CRC Press

525 pages | 29 Color Illus. | 159 B/W Illus.

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In the medical imaging field, clinicians and researchers are increasingly moving from the qualitative assessment of printed images to the quantitative evaluation of digital images since the quantitative techniques often improve diagnostic accuracy and complement clinical assessments by providing objective criteria. Despite this growing interest, the field lacks a comprehensive body of knowledge. Filling the need for a complete manual on these novel techniques, Quantifying Morphology and Physiology of the Human Body Using MRI presents a wide range of quantitative MRI techniques to study the morphology and physiology of the whole body, from the brain to musculoskeletal systems.

Illustrating the growing importance of quantitative MRI, the book delivers an indispensable reference for readers who would like to explore in vivo MRI techniques to quantify changes in the morphology and physiology of tissues caused by various disease mechanisms. With internationally renowned experts sharing their insight on the latest developments, the book goes beyond conventional MRI contrast mechanisms to include new techniques that measure electromagnetic and mechanical properties of tissues.

Each chapter offers comprehensive information on data acquisition, processing, and analysis techniques as well as clinical applications. The text organizes the techniques based on their primary use either in the brain or the body. Some of the techniques, such as diffusion-weighted imaging and diffusion tensor imaging, span several application areas, including brain imaging, cancer imaging, and musculoskeletal imaging. The book also covers up-and-coming quantitative techniques that explore tissue properties other than the presence of protons (or other MRI-observable nuclei) and their interactions with their environment. These novel techniques provide unique information about the electromagnetic and mechanical properties of tissues and introduce new frontiers of study into disease mechanisms.


" … well-written … a self-contained and well-detailed summary of available techniques in quantitative MRI."


Table of Contents


Quantifying Brain Morphology Using Structural Imaging, Frithjof Kruggel

Quantifying Brain Morphology Using Diffusion Imaging, Murat Aksoy, Samantha Holdsworth, Anh Tu Van, and Roland Bammer

CMRO2 Mapping by Calibrated fMRI, Fahmeed Hyder, Christina Y. Shu, Peter Herman, Basavaraju G. Sanganahalli, Daniel Coman, and Douglas L. Rothman

Quantifying Functional Connectivity in the Brain, Gang Chen and Shi-Jiang Li

Brain MR Spectroscopy In Vivo: Basics and Quantitation of Metabolites, Manoj K. Sarma, Rajakumar Nagarajan, and M. Albert Thomas


Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Articular Cartilage and Its Clinical Applications, Xiaojuan Li and Sharmila Majumdar

Quantitative Structural and Functional MRI of Skeletal Muscle, Bruce M. Damon, Theodore Towse, Amanda K.W. Buck, Ke Li, Nathan Bryant, Zhaohua Ding, and Jane H. Park

Quantitative Techniques in Cardiovascular MRI, John Biglands, Ananth Kidambi, Peter Swoboda, Manish Motwani, and Sven Plein

Quantitative MRI of Tumors, James P.B. O’Connor and Richard A.D. Carano

Quantitative Measurements of Tracer Transport Parameters Using Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI as Vascular Perfusion and Permeability Indices in Cancer Imaging, Min-Ying Su and Jeon-Hor Chen

Evaluation of Body MR Spectroscopy In Vivo, Rajakumar Nagarajan, Manoj K. Sarma, and M. Albert Thomas

Imaging Tissue Elasticity Using Magnetic Resonance Elastography, Yogesh K. Mariappan, Kiaran P. McGee, and Richard L. Ehman

Imaging Conductivity and Permittivity of Tissues Using Electric Properties Tomography, Ulrich Katscher and Tobias Voigt

Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping to Image Tissue Magnetic Properties, Yi Wang and Tian Liu


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Anatomy
SCIENCE / Physics