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Medicine - Radiology | Neuromuscular Imaging

Neuromuscular Imaging

Wattjes, Mike P., Fischer, Dirk (Eds.)

2013, XXVII, 424 p. 330 illus., 157 illus. in color.

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  • Provides an overview of current imaging modalities
  • Presents clinical applications of neuromuscular imaging in hereditary myopathies
  • The first comprehensive radiology book to cover neuromuscular disorders
  • Includes diagnostic algorithms and differential diagnoses of inherited muscle diseases
  • A comprehensive overview of current methods and applications in the field of neuromuscular imaging in inherited muscular diseases

Neuromuscular imaging has increasingly become an important tool in the detection and diagnosis of inherited and acquired neuromuscular disease. This book is a groundbreaking radiological and neurological overview of current methods and applications of imaging—including aspects of neuroimaging and musculoskeletal imaging—in patients with inherited, metabolic, and inflammatory muscle diseases. Imaging features are discussed in the context of clincial presentation, histopathology, therapeutic options and differential diagnosis. World leading expert contributors give a comprehensive and didactic review of neuromuscular disorders and available imaging modalities, each illustrated with numerous figures.  Topics discussed include:


-Modalities such as ultrasound, CT and MRI

-Muscle anatomy and physiology

-Clinical applications in hereditary and acquired myopathies

-Clinical applications in motor neuron disorders and peripheral nerve imaging

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » MR Spectroscopy - MRI - Myopathy - Neurography - Neuromuscular Imaging

Related subjects » Neurology - Radiology

Table of contents 

Part One: Imaging modalities

Chapter 1 Introduction (M. P. Wattjes)

Chapter 2 Ultrasound (S. Pillen, N. van Alfen)

Chapter 3 Computed tomography (M.P. Wattjes)

Chapter 4 Conventional MRI (M.P. Wattjes)

Chapter 5 Advanced and quantitative MRI techniques (K. Hollingsworth)

Chapter 6 Nuclear Medicine methods (M. P. Wattjes)

Chapter 7 Peripheral Nerve Imaging (A. Kang, M. Kliot)

Part Two: Muscle anatomy and physiology

Chapter 8 Introduction (D. Fischer, M. P. Wattjes)

Chapter 9 Morphology of skeletal muscle (H. H. Goebel, W. Stenzel)

Chapter 10 Atlas of topographical muscle anatomy (A. Fischmann, CDJ Sinclair)

Chapter 11 Normal ageing muscle tissue (M. P. Wattjes)

Part Three: Clinical applications in hereditary myopathies

Chapter 12 Introduction (D. Fischer)

Chapter 13 Channelopathies (K. Jurkat-Rott, M. A. Weber)

Chapter 14 Metabolic myopathies (A. Pichiecchio, E. Tavazzi )

Chapter 15 Congenital myopathies

Chapter 16 CongenitaI muscular dystrophies (S. Quijano-Roy, D. Avila-Smirnow, R. Y. Carlier)

Chapter 17 Dystrophinopathies (TA Willis, V. Straub)

Chapter 18 Emerinopathies and Laminopathies (N. Carboni, M. Mura)

Chapter 19 Limb girdle muscular dystrophies (M. C. Walter, D. Fischer)

Chapter 20 Myofibrillar myopathies (M. Olive, R. A. Kley)

Chapter 21 Distal myopathies (B. Udd)

Chapter 22 Myotonic dystrophies (C. Kornblum)

Chapter 23 Facio-scapulo-humeral muscular dystrophy (H. E. Kan, B. H. Janssen, N. B. M. Voet)

Chapter 24 Oculo-pharyngeal-muscular dystrophy (A. Fischmann)

Chapter 25 Diagnostic algorithms and differential diagnosis (R. A. Kley, D. Fischer, CH)

Part four: Clinical applications in acquired myopathies

Chapter 26 Inflammatory myopathies (J. Verschuuren, F. Cox, B. Van Engelen, M. De Visser, U. Badrising)

Chapter 27 Toxic and drug-induced myopathies (S. Peter, R. A. Kley)

Chapter 28 Muscle neoplasm (M. Kind, J. M. Coindre)

Part Five: Clinical applications in motor neuron disorders and peripheral nerve imaging

Chapter 29 Motoneuron diseases (S. Quijano-Roy, D. Avila-Smirnow, R. Y. Carlier)

Chapter 30 Clinical applications of periperal nerve imaging (A. Kang, M. Kliot)

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