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Medicine - Radiology | Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Bone Marrow

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Bone Marrow

Baur-Melnyk, Andrea (Ed.)

2013, XV, 371 p. 275 illus., 56 illus. in color.

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  • The first book devoted to MRI of the bone marrow
  • Describes the MRI appearances of normal bone marrows and the full range of bone marrow disorders
  • Discusses the role of advanced MRI techniques and contrast enhancement

On account of its unrivalled imaging capabilities and sensitivity, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered the modality of choice for the investigation of physiologic and pathologic processes affecting the bone marrow. This book describes the MRI appearances of both the normal bone marrow, including variants, and the full range of bone marrow disorders. Detailed discussion is devoted to malignancies, including multiple myeloma, lymphoma, chronic myeloproliferative disorders, leukemia, and bone metastases. Among the other conditions covered are benign and malignant compression fractures, osteonecrosis, hemolytic anemia, Gaucher’s disease, bone marrow edema syndrome, trauma, and infective and non-infective inflammatory disease. Further chapters address the role of MRI in assessing treatment response, the use of contrast media, and advanced MRI techniques. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Bone Marrow represents an ideal reference for both novice and experienced practitioners.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » MRI - bone marrow - bone marrow diseases

Related subjects » Radiology

Table of contents 

Technical aspects in bone marrow imaging: Diffusion and perfusion for bone marrow imaging.- Contrast media.- Histology and normal bone marrow: Histology of bone marrow.- Normal bone marrow, variants and mimickers.- Imaging examples of age dependent normal bone marrow and haematopoietic islands.- Bone marrow neoplasia: Primary bone marrow malignancies.- Bone metastases.- Multiple myeloma.- MRI as a tool for the assessment of treatment response in oncologic marrow involvement.- Differentiation of benign and malignant vertebral compression fractures.- Benign processes affecting the bone marrow: Diseases of the retikuloendothelial system.- Anemias and bone marrow insufficiency.- Osteonecrosis and bone infarction.- Bone marrow edema syndrome.- Bone marrow changes in acute and chronic trauma.- Infective inflammatory bone disease.-Non infective inflammatory bone marrow disease.

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