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: Image Principles, Neck, and the Brain is a timely addition to the growing body of literature in the field. Covering MRI from fundamentals to practice, this comprehensive book:
- Discusses the clinical benefits of diagnosing human pathologies using MRI
- Explains the physical principles of MRI and how to use the technique correctly
- 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: Image Principles, Neck, and the Brain 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. Introduction to the Basics of MRI to Introduce the Macroscopic M. Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Diffusion Imaging: Basic Principles. Arterial Spin-Labeled Perfusion Imaging. Kinetic Modeling for T1-Weighted Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging. BOLD Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Magnetic Resonance Enterography and Colonography: Technical Considerations. Artifacts in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Risk of Magnetic Resonance: The Safety-Biological Effects. 7 T Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy: Methods and Applications. Pathology of the Paranasal Sinuses (Congenital–Infective–Neoplastic). Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Ear. Differential Diagnosis in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Ear. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Salivary Gland. Infective Pathology of the Neck. Neoplastic Pathology of the Neck. Lymph Nodes of the Neck. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Eye and Orbit. Brain Aging and Degenerative Diseases of the Brain. Congenital Brain Malformations. Infective Diseases the Brain. Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke. Vascular Pathologies of the Brain (Vasculitis–Arteriovenous Malformation/Arteriovenous Fistula–Aneurysm). Neoplasms of the Brain and Pituitary Gland. Demyelinating and Metabolic Diseases of the Brain. Traumatic Disease of the Brain and Skull.
Luca Saba earned his MD from the University of Cagliari, Italy. Dr. Saba currently works at the Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria of Cagliari. During his career, he has won 15 scientific and extracurricular awards, published more than 180 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 10 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.