mr neuroimaging brain spine and peripheral nerves michael forsting and olav jansen


the imaging quality achievable in mr imaging today was inconceivable just a few years ago. no other subdiscipline has evolved so swiftly while placing ever-greater emphasis on fast and accurate results. this book is intended as an indispensable tool at the workplace, as reference for image interpretation, and even for fast orientation during the examination. adjunct information is provided that fosters the dialogue with referring physicians: for most diseases and conditions there are summaries of epidemiology, clinical findings, pathogenesis and pathophysiology, as well as basic therapy concepts.

special features:

  • a fast-reference guide, even in tricky cases-differential diagnosis made easy, with high clinical relevance
  • tips for organizing examinations
  • reference images for comparison with actual images
  • a reference book for looking up equivocal findings
  • more than 1,300 vivid, high-resolution images from the latest generation of scanners
  • coverage of peripheral nervous system diseases and mr neurography
  • answers to questions such as:
    • what technique is best for answering a specific question
    • what does normal anatomy look like, and what landmarks should be sought
    • which differential diagnoses should i consider
    • what are the optimal equipment settings at my workplace
    • what therapeutic options does interventional radiology provide

for all radiologists in hospital or office settings, also for neurologists and neurosurgeons.

magnetic resonance imaging physical and biological principles

by (author) stewart c. bushong , by (author) g. l. clarke


magnetic resonance imaging: physical and biological principles, 4th edition offers comprehensive, well-illustrated coverage on this specialized subject at a level that does not require an extensive background in math and physics. it covers the fundamentals and principles of conventional mri along with the latest fast imaging techniques and their applications. beginning with an overview of the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism (part 1), parts 2 and 3 present an in-depth explanation of how mri works. the latest imaging methods are presented in parts 4 and 5, and the final section (part 6) covers personnel and patient safety and administration issues. this book is perfect for student radiographers and practicing technologists preparing to take the mri advanced certification exam offered by the american registry of radiologic technologists (arrt). “in summary, this is the best explanation of what lies behind mri that i have read, taking what can be a dry subject and making it readily understandable and really interesting. i would recommend it to anyone starting their mri training and anyone trying to teach mri to others.” reviewed by rad magazine, june 2015show more

imaging of soft tissue tumors 2017

filip m. vanhoenacker


this richly illustrated book, in an extensively revised new edition, provides a comprehensive survey of the role of medical imaging studies in the detection, staging, grading, tissue characterization, and post-treatment follow-up of soft tissue tumors. the indications for and relative merits of various imaging modalities are fully described, with particular emphasis on the role of advanced mri techniques that can improve diagnostic accuracy and evaluation of treatment response. the most recent version of the who classification of soft tissue tumors is introduced, and individual chapters are devoted to imaging of each of the tumor groups in that classification as well as other soft tissue masses. numerous new illustrations of both common and rare tumors are included, providing a rich pictorial database of soft tissue masses. in addition, imaging findings are correlated with clinical, epidemiologic, and histologic data. imaging of soft tissue tumors will be of value in daily practice not only for radiologists but also for orthopedic surgeons, oncologists, and more

high field brain mri 2017 use in clinical practice

tommaso scarabino


this book describes the development of systems of magnetic resonance imaging using the higher magnetic field strength of 3 tesla, in comparison to the current gold standard of 1.5 tesla. these new systems of mri make it possible to perform with high spatial, temporal and contrast resolution not only morphological examinations but also functional studies on spectroscopy, diffusion, perfusion, and cortical activation, thus helping research and providing an important tool for routine diagnostic activity. at the same time the new systems offer unparalleled sensitivity and specificity in the numerous conditions of neuroradiological more

pediatric and adult mri atlas of bone marrow 2016 normal appearances variants and diffuse disease states

hakan ilaslan


this comprehensive atlas is unique in being devoted to the mri appearances of bone marrow in the axial and appendicular skeleton of adults and children. normal mri findings, including common variants and degenerative changes, are first documented. mri appearances in the entire spectrum of neoplastic and non-neoplastic infiltrative marrow disorders are then presented, with accompanying explanatory text. among the conditions considered are multiple myeloma, the acute and chronic leukemias, diffuse metastases, diffuse lymphomas, the anemias, polycythemia vera, myelofibrosis, storage disorders, and infections. characteristic changes to bone marrow following various forms of treatment are also displayed and discussed. the selected images reflect the use of a variety of sequences and techniques, such as fat suppression, and contrast-enhanced more

mri of the pituitary gland 2016

jean-francois bonneville


this clinically oriented book will familiarize the reader with all aspects of the diagnosis of tumors and other disorders of the pituitary gland by means of magnetic resonance imaging (mri). the coverage includes acromegaly, cushing's disease, rathke cleft cysts, prolactinomas, incidentalomas, nonsecreting adenomas, other lesions of the sellar area, hypophysitis, and central diabetes insipidus. normal radiologic anatomy and the numerous normal variants are described, and guidance is also provided on difficulties, artifacts, and other pitfalls. the book combines concise text and high-quality images with a question and answer format geared toward the needs of the practitioner. mri is today considered the cornerstone in the diagnosis of diseases of the hypophyseal-hypothalamic region but the relatively small size of the pituitary gland, its deep location, the many normal anatomic variants, and the often tiny size of lesions can hinder precise evaluation of the anatomic structures and particularly the pituitary gland itself.
radiologists and endocrinologists will find mri of the pituitary gland to be full of helpful information on this essential examination, and the book will also be of interest to internists and more

musculoskeletal mri

asif saifuddin

musculoskeletal mri covers the entire musculoskeletal system and related conditions, both common and rare. the text is neatly divided into sections based on the major anatomic divisions. each section discusses anatomic subdivisions or joints, keeping sections on normal anatomy and pathologic findings close to each other, allowing radiologists to easily compare images of normal and pathologic findings. with more than 4000 high-quality mr images, information is presented in an easy-to-read bulleted format, providing the radiologist with all the information required to make an informed diagnosis in the clinical setting. the new edition also includes a complimentary ebook as well as access to image s. comprehensive and user-friendly in its approach, the book provides every radiologist, both consultant and trainee, with increased confidence in their reporting.

fundamentals of body mri 2nd edition

christopher g. roth

effectively perform and interpret mr body imaging with this concise, highly illustrated resource! fundamentals of body mri, 2nd edition, covers the essential concepts residents, fellows, and practitoners need to know, laying a solid foundation for understanding the basics and making accurate diagnoses. this easy-to-use title in the fundamentals of radiology series covers all common body mr imaging indications and conditions, while providing new content on physics and noninterpretive skills with an emphasis on quality and safety.

functional and molecular imaging in oncology an issue of magnetic resonance imaging clinics of north america 2

antonio luna

this issue of mri clinics of north america focuses on functional mri in oncology. articles will include: functional mri techniques in oncology in the era of personalized medicine, mri biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in oncology clinical trials, therapy monitoring with functional mri, multiparametric mri in the assessment of brain tumors, multiparametric mri of breast cancer, functional mri in chest malignancies, multiparametric mri in abdominal malignancies, assessment of musculoskeletal malignancies with functional mri, evaluation of head and neck tumors with functional mri, role of multiparametric mri in malignancies of the urogenital tract, diffusion-weighted imaging in oncology, functional mri in gynecologic cancer, assessment of angiogenesis with mri: dce-mri and beyond, imaging of tumor metabolism: mr spectroscopy, and more!

mri of the elbow and wrist

kimberly k. amrami; suresh k. mukherji; lynne s. steinbach
>mri of the elbow and wrist is explored in this important issue in mri clinics of north america. articles include: approach to mri of the elbow and wrist: technical aspects and innovation; mri of the elbow; extrinsic and intrinsic ligaments of the wrist; mri of the triangular fibrocartilage complex; carpal fractures; mri of tumors of the upper extremity; mri of the nerves of the upper extremity: elbow to wrist; mr arthrography of the wrist and elbow; mri of the wrist and elbow: what the hand surgeon needs to know; imaging the proximal and distal radioulnar joints; mr angiography of the upper extremity, and more

advanced mr imaging in clinical practice an issue of radiologic clinics of north america

hersh chandarana
>editor hersh chandarana, md and authors review advanced mr imaging in clinical practice. articles will include: current status of diffusion weighted imaging; current status of perfusion weighted imaging; non-gadolinium enhanced mr angiography; pearls and pitfalls of 3 t imaging; implementing mr neurography in clinical practice; imaging around hardware and metal; recent advances in t1- and t2-weighted imaging of the abdomen and pelvis; recent advances in neuro and spine imaging; advances in mr hardware and software, and more

adult body mr an issue of radiologic clinics of north america

frank h. miller
the consulting editor of radiologic clinics, frank miller, presents a comprehensive review of adult body mr. articles will include: body mri: fast, efficient, and comprehensive; dealing with vascular conundrums with mri; hcc and other hepatic malignancies: mr imaging; understanding the canvas: diagnosis and problem-solving in diffuse liver disease; gallbladder and biliary (mrcp); mr of kidney and adrenal glands; prostate mr; mr of focal liver masses; mr of pancreas; mr enterography; gadolinium contrast agent selection and optimal use for body mri; mr angiography and venography of abdomen and pelvis; functional mr imaging; and much more!

this item is non-returnable.

chest mri an issue of magnetic resonance imaging clinics of north america

prachi p. agarwal

chest mri is explored in this important issue in mri clinics of north america. articles include: mri of mediastinal masses; state of the art: mr imaging of the thymus; novel mr applications for pleural evaluation; mri imaging of chest wall tumors; mr imaging of the lungs with hyperpolarized gases: technique and applications; lung cancer assessment with mr imaging: an update; pet/mri in chest diseases; imaging pulmonary arterial thromboembolism: challenges and opportunities; mr imaging of the thoracic aorta; mr imaging of thoracic veins; state of the art mr imaging in vascular thoracic outlet syndrome; pediatric chest mr applications, and more!

functional and molecular imaging in oncology an issue of magnetic resonance imaging clinics of north america

antonio luna, md
this issue of mri clinics of north america focuses on functional mri in oncology. articles will include: functional mri techniques in oncology in the era of personalized medicine, mri biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in oncology clinical trials, therapy monitoring with functional mri, multiparametric mri in the assessment of brain tumors, multiparametric mri of breast cancer, functional mri in chest malignancies, multiparametric mri in abdominal malignancies, assessment of musculoskeletal malignancies with functional mri, evaluation of head and neck tumors with functional mri, role of multiparametric mri in malignancies of the urogenital tract, diffusion-weighted imaging in oncology, functional mri in gynecologic cancer, assessment of angiogenesis with mri: dce-mri and beyond, imaging of tumor metabolism: mr spectroscopy, and more!

mri at a glance 3rd edition

catherine westbrook


mri at a glance encapsulates essential mri physics knowledge. illustrated in full colour throughout, its concise text explains complex information, to provide the perfect revision aid. it includes topics ranging from magnetism to safety, k space to pulse sequences, and image contrast to artefacts.
this third edition has been fully updated, with revised diagrams and new pedagogy, including 55 key points, tables, scan tips, equations, and learning points. there is also an expanded glossary and new appendices on optimizing image quality, parameters and trade-offs.

a companion website is also available at featuring animations, interactive multiple choice questions, and scan tips to improve your own mri technique.

mri at a glance is ideal for student radiographers and mri technologists, especially those undertaking the american registry of radiation technologist (arrt) mri examination, as well as other health professionals involved in mri.


diffusion weighted and diffusion tensor imaging a clinical guide a clinical guide

claudia leite; mauricio castillo
diffusion-weighted imaging (dwi) is an integral part of routine neuroimaging, used nearly universally in brain mris, and more recently for the spine, spinal cord, and head and neck. dwi provides clinically relevant information on conditions including stroke, infection, and neoplasms. diffusion tensor imaging (dti) is a powerful, newer technique with the potential for multiple protocols, including the diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury and psychiatric disorders.

written by leading authorities in neuroradiology and radiology, diffusion weighted and diffusion tensor imaging: a clinical guide provides key points and summaries on the concepts and applications required for proper implementation and interpretation of dwi and dti.

key features:

  • more than 600 high-quality illustrations
  • protocols and applications from early childhood to older adulthood
  • methods to differentiate normal versus pathological states
  • brain edema pathophysiology and use of dwi to distinguish between cytotoxic and vasogenic edema
  • utilization of dwi and dti to diagnose trauma, white matter disease, tumors, cerebrovascular disease, and head, neck, and spine disorders

this concise handbook is an invaluable resource for neuroradiologists and radiologists, as well as fellows and residents in these disciplines. with the expanding use of these procedures, neuroscientists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and psychiatrists will also find it indispensable.

diffusion tensor imaging a practical handbook

van hecke, wim, emsell, louise, sunaert, stefan (eds.)

this book provides an overview of the practical aspects of diffusion tensor imaging (dti), from understanding the basis of the technique through selection of the right protocols, trouble-shooting data quality, and analyzing dti data optimally. dti is a non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (mri) technique for visualizing and quantifying tissue microstructure based on diffusion. the book discusses the theoretical background underlying dti and advanced techniques based on higher-order models and multi-shell diffusion imaging. it covers the practical implementation of dti; derivation of information from dti data; and a range of clinical applications, including neurosurgical planning and the assessment of brain tumors. its practical utility is enhanced by decision schemes and a fully annotated dti brain atlas, including color fractional anisotropy maps and 3d tractography reconstructions of major white matter fiber bundles. featuring contributions from leading specialists in the field of dti, diffusion tensor imaging: a practical handbook is a valuable resource for radiologists, neuroradiologists, mri technicians and clinicians.

clinical low field strength magnetic resonance imaging a practical guide to accessible mri

klein, hans-martin

this book covers all aspects of low field mri, describing its advantages, problems and prerequisites. individual chapters are devoted to site planning, safety considerations, coils, imaging technique, image quality optimization, the imaging of different anatomic regions and likely future developments. the factors that must be borne in mind when selecting a low field system are clearly identified and detailed attention is paid to the applications for which such a system is adequate.

the focus on high field systems has led to a situation where only a few systems with field strengths lower than 0.5 t survive. some of these systems possess high field features such as multichannel coils and strong gradients; furthermore, sequence technology and image processing techniques taken from higher field strength systems have resulted in impressive imaging capabilities. while 1.5-t systems will probably continue to remain the standard, low field systems offer advantages such as the feasibility of dynamic joint examinations, improvement of t1 contrast, reduction of “missile effects” and decreased radiofrequency exposure. low field strength mri consequently has the potential to contribute to optimal patient management and given comparable image quality, its application may become an issue of patient safety. this book will be an invaluable asset to all who are involved in planning and/or running a low field strength mri facility.

magnetic resonance imaging

by pawar abhijit, singh hariqbal, rangankar varsha

the book jaypee gold standard mini atlas series magnetic resonance imaging provides a large reservoir of mr imaging explanations routinely required. these images help the residents, radiologists and the practitioners to interpret the possible diagnosis during their routine practice. the book serves as a clinical guide in mr image interpretation. the opening chapter of the book gives the history and physics of mri. there are separate chapters discussing the mri findings of organs like abdomen, pelvis, spine, bones, joints, soft tissues, orbit, and brain. the abnormalities in these organs detected on mri are discussed. there is a chapter on mri artifacts, which are important for study as they can lead to misdiagnosis of the disease. the contrast agents used in mri, namely, the intravenous and oral contrast agents are discussed in a separate chapter. the last two chapters of the book are on terms and acronyms used in the context of mri.

101 mri brain solutions

by singh hariqbal, konde santosh, rangankar varsha

the book 101 mri brain solutions comprises of magnetic resonance (mr) images with cases seen in routine practice. initial chapters of the book summarized physical principle of magnetic resonance imaging and the anatomy of the brain. chapter 3 discusses congenital conditions such as congenital aqueductal stenosis, corpus callosum agenesis with interhemispheric cyst, arachnoid cyst, hydranencephaly, etc. further chapters discuss clinical cases related to infections, vascular origin, white matter disease, neurocutaneous syndrome, tumor and tumor like lesions and metabolic lesions. in addition, this book highlights mri artifacts like zipper artifacts, susceptibility artifacts, miscellaneous cases like brain atrophy, cerebellar atrophy, empty sella, etc. last chapters are on glossary of mri terms as well as mri acronyms used in clinical mri.

ultra low field nuclear magnetic resonance a new mri regime

by robert kraus, michelle espy, per magnelind, petr volegov

this book is designed to introduce the reader to the field of nmr/mri at very low magnetic fields, from milli-tesla to micro- tesla, the ultra-low field (ulf) regime. the book is focused on applications to imaging the human brain, and hardware methods primarily based upon pre-polarization methods and squid-based detection. the goal of the text is to provide insight and tools for the reader to better understand what applications are best served by ulf nmr/mri approaches. a discussion of the hardware challenges, such as shielding, operation of squid sensors in a dynamic field environment, and pulsed magnetic field generation are presented. one goal of the text is to provide the reader a framework of understanding the approaches to estimation and mitigation of low signal-to-noise and long imaging time, which are the main challenges. special attention is paid to the combination of meg and ulf mri, and the benefits and challenges presented by trying to accomplish both with the same hardware. the book discusses the origin of unique relaxation contrast at ulf, and special considerations for image artifacts and how to correct them (i.e. concomitant gradients, ghost artifacts). a general discussion of mri, with special consideration to the challenges of imaging at ulf and unique opportunities in pulse sequences, is presented. the book also presents an overview of some of the primary applications of ulf nmr/mri being pursued.

mri atlas of pediatric brain maturation and anatomy

by julie a. matsumoto, cree m. gaskin, derek kreitel, s. lowell kahn

mri atlas of pediatric brain maturation and anatomy and its software application offer a concise review of normal myelin, myelination, and commonly used mr techniques. practical points on using mri to assess the progress of brain maturation are discussed, followed by clinically relevant summaries of normal mr appearances grouped by age. the book version contains abridged sets of normal reference mr images between preterm and 3 years of age. the software proivides immediate access to over 13,000 high resolution, normal comparison mr images of subjects ranging in age from 32 gestational weeks to 3 years. designed as both a practical clinical resource and educational tool, the software is ideal for use at the imaging workstation where one can rapidly bring up complete sets of high quality, scrollable mr reference images with guiding annotations to ensure more accurate and clinically valuable interpretations. suspected deviations from normal brain development or mr signal can be more confidently identified or excluded, and diagnostic errors arising from unfamiliarity with the changing mr appearances of the immature brain can be minimized.

mayo clinic body mri case review

by christine u.c. lee, james glockner

using state-of-the-art mri images, this book illustrates radiological findings in the abdomen and pelvis in a case presentation format. cases presented in this book include common and uncommon diseases of nearly every organ system of the abdomen and pelvis. each case succinctly discusses the relevant imaging findings, differential diagnosis, and potential imaging and diagnostic pitfalls. many cases also include discussion of mri technique, with illustration of some common artifacts. for radiology residents and fellows, this book will be a valuable study tool and reference; fourth-year residents should find this book especially helpful when studying for oral boards. practicing radiologists should find this a useful quick review of state-of- the-art body mri.


mayo clinic guide to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging 2

by kiaran mcgee, matthew martinez, eric williamson

the mayo clinic guide to magnetic resonance imaging, second edition, is an updated version of the popular first edition of the same title. this handy reference text and soon to be classic text is designed to educate physicists, technologists and clinicians in the basics of cardiac mri. a significantly expanded and reworked clinical imaging section provides numerous imaging protocols for the most commonly indicated cardiac mri examinations as well as a plethora of well illustrated and described clinical examples. this text is a must have for anyone interested in developing their own cardiovascular mr imaging practice or advancing their existing skills. the addition of case-based questions and answers add a new dimension to this expanded second edition.

differential diagnosis in musculoskeletal mri

by gary m. hollenberg (editor), eric p. weinberg (editor), steven p. meyers (editor)

differential diagnosis in musculoskeletal mri is a unique desk reference offering extensive descriptions of mri findings that enable radiologists to more easily diagnose a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. the authors have placed the most essential content covering etiologic, clinical, and pathological aspects in tabular format to assist readers in quickly and efficiently obtaining the information they need.


  • more than 2,000 state-of-the-art images covering the features for both common and rare musculoskeletal conditions
  • authors provide a practical approach to mri evaluation and differential diagnosis selection
  • differential diagnosis tables are based on anatomic locations of lesions

this practical reference is an invaluable tool that practicing radiologists, residents, and fellows will use to diagnose both common and rare lesions as well as other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. it is an excellent guide for use in daily practice as well as a comprehensive exam preparation tool.

mri atlas of pituitary pathology

mri atlas of pituitary pathologyby kevin m. pantalone (author), stephen e. jones (author), robert j. weil (author), amir h. hamrahian

mri atlas of pituitary imaging focuses on magnetic resonance imaging (mri), the imaging modality of choice for the evaluation of pituitary disorders, since it provides a detailed anatomy of the pituitary gland and surrounding structures, particularly the soft tissues. a basic understanding and interpretation of mri is important for many clinicians outside of the field of radiology, especially endocrinologists who may receive limited formal training in such areas.

this concise atlas includes a brief review of the principles of magnetic resonance imaging and then reinforces these principles by utilizing a case-based approach to review various pituitary pathologies. the atlas serves as a strong clinical teaching aid for endocrinologists, radiologists, and neurosurgeons in training. it also serves as a great reference for physicians who are currently in practice.

  • provides readers with a simple, visual approach for the evaluation of pituitary images
  • features 160 high-resolution images of the most common to the rarest of disorders affecting the pituitary
  • serves an audience of fellows, residents, and clinicians in endocrinology, radiology, neurosurgery, and anyone involved in the multidisciplinary diagnosis of pituitary disease

mri of the knee a guide to evaluation and reporting

by nicolae v. bolog, gustav andreisek, erika j. ulbrich

this book is divided into chapters that cover mri of all structures of the knee joint in the order that is usually used in practice – cruciate ligaments, collateral ligaments, menisci, cartilage, subchondral bone, patella, synovia, muscles and tendons, arteries, veins and bones. with the aid of numerous images, each chapter provides comprehensive descriptions of the anatomy, the normal mr appearance, pathological mr findings, and postoperative mri appearance. a text box at the end of each chapter clearly describes how the mri report should be compiled and identifies what should be included when reporting on specific lesions. the book will be an ideal guide for radiologists and will also be relevant for orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, and physiotherapists.

musculoskeletal mri structured evaluation how to practically fill the reporting checklist

by avneesh chhabra, theodoros soldatos
this book takes a step-wise checklist approach that he designed – accompanied by pictures and concise prose. each chapter ends with important key diagnostic point and will be organized in a way he reads the studies- e.g. shoulder mri- how to perform, how to analyze different sequence, have a checklist of report in mind- how to fill that checklist using objective criteria and how to form an impression.

mri in psychiatry

by christoph mulert (editor), martha e. shenton (editor)

this is the first comprehensive textbook on the use of mri in psychiatry covering imaging techniques, brain systems and a review of findings in different psychiatric disorders. the book is divided into three sections, the first of which covers in detail all the major mri-based methodological approaches available today, including fmri, eeg-fmri, dti and mr spectroscopy. in addition, the role of mri in imaging genetics and combined brain stimulation and imaging is carefully explained. the second section provides an overview of the different brain systems that are relevant for psychiatric disorders, including the systems for perception, emotion, cognition and reward. the final part of the book presents the mri findings that are obtained in all the major psychiatric disorders using the previously discussed techniques. numerous carefully chosen images support the informative text, making this an ideal reference work for all practitioners and trainees with an interest in this flourishing field.

bone marrow mri a pattern based approach

by lia angela moulopoulos, vassilis koutoulidis

mri provides the best means of imaging the bone marrow directly and of non-invasively assessing its composition. normal age-related bone marrow changes, alterations related to red marrow reconversion, and pathological bone marrow processes generally conform to certain patterns that reflect the underlying marrow changes and can be clearly recognized on mr images. in addition to conventional pulse sequences, advanced mri techniques such as dynamic contrast-enhanced mri and diffusion-weighted imaging depict marrow changes at the microvascular and cellular level respectively.

this book provides radiologists with in-depth information on the mri appearances of normal, abnormal and treated marrow following a structured, pattern-based approach. mri findings for various diseases that affect the bone marrow, particularly those of a malignant nature, are presented in detail. mri pattern recognition not only offers a systematic approach to image interpretation and diagnosis but also has prognostic implications with regard to some disease entities. each chapter includes a wealth of high-quality images, together with key points summarizing the most important information.

in addition to radiologists, practitioners with an interest in hematology and oncology will find this textbook-atlas to be a valuable resource for the latest, clinically relevant advances in bone marrow imaging.