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Medicine - Radiology | Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging of the Brain

Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging of the Brain

Moritani, Toshio, Ekholm, Sven, Westesson, Per-Lennart A.

2nd ed. 2009, XX, 402p. 700 illus., 50 illus. in color.

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  • A completely revised and updated 2nd edition
  • Diffusion tensor imaging (fractional anisotropy, color map and fiber tractography) has been added in each chapter
  • Numerous new cases with radiological and pathological images have been added
  • Includes a new chapter on DWI of scalp and skull lesions
Few advances in MR imaging have had the impact degenerative neurologic disorders, white matter d- that dif usion-weighted (DW) imaging has had in the eases, toxic/metabolic disorders, and tumors. As one evaluation of brain. From the time of the early de- can easily see from the table of contents, the authors scriptions by LeBihan and colleagues of the ability have systematically covered all major areas of neu- to image and measure the micromovement of water radiology. T is will allow cross-referencing to pr- molecules in the brain to the present time, dif usion lematic cases which one may encounter. Additionally, imaging and its derivatives have made an impact in knowledge of what represents a normal adult brain the evaluation of multiple disease processes, primar- and a normal developing brain along with an exp- ily in ischemia, but also in other conditions of the nation of artifacts seen in DW imaging makes this a brain. In most medical centers dif usion imaging is valuable book. It is noteworthy that the authors have no longer considered a sequence to be used in spe- chosen to abundantly illustrate the clinical material, cial circumstances, but rather it is employed as part drawing on pathologic correlations in a number of of routine MR imaging of the brain. Because the in- areas.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Alzheimer - MR imaging - brain imaging - brain tumor - central nervous system imaging - classification - diffusion weighted imaging - radiology - stroke

Related subjects » Neurology - Radiology - Surgery

Table of contents 

Basics of Diffusion Measurements by MRI.- Diffusion-Weighted and Tensor Imaging of the Normal Brain.- Pitfalls and Artifacts of DW Imaging.- Brain Edema.- Infarction.- Intracranial Hemorrhage.- Vasculopathy and Vasculitis.- Epilepsy.- Demyelinating and Degenerative Disease.- Toxic and Metabolic Disease.- Infectious Diseases.- Trauma.- Brain Neoplasms.- Pediatrics.- Scalp and Skull Lesions.- How to Use This Book.

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