Diagnostic Imaging

Inflammatory Diseases of the Brain

Editors: Hähnel, Stefan (Ed.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of inflammatory diseases of the brain from a neuroradiological point of view
  • Discusses differential diagnostic aspects in detail
  • Provides important clinical and epidemiological background information
  • Considers technical and methodological issues and suggests imaging protocols
  • Includes numerous high-quality, informative illustrations
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of inflammatory brain diseases from a neuroradiological point of view. Such diseases may be either infectious (e.g., viral encephalitis and pyogenic brain abscess) or non-infectious (e.g., multiple sclerosis), and many of these entities are becoming increasingly important for differential diagnosis, particularly in immunocompromised persons. Neuroimaging contributes greatly to the differentiation of infectious and noninfectious brain diseases and to the distinction between brain inflammation and other, for instance neoplastic, diseases. In order to ensure a standardized approach throughout the book, each chapter is subdivided into three principal sections: epidemiology, clinical presentation and therapy; imaging; and differential diagnosis. A separate chapter addresses technical and methodological issues and imaging protocols. All of the authors are recognized experts in their fields, and numerous high-quality and informative illustrations are included. This book will be of great value not only to neuroradiologists but also to neurologists, neuropediatricians, and general radiologists.

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"This … textbook focuses specifically on inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system. This is intended … review of inflammatory diseases that affect the brain. … The target audience includes neuroradiologists, neurologists, child neurologists, and general radiologists. … The summary tables in the chapters are also very helpful in correlating clinical and imaging features. … This is a useful overview of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system. Its strengths include the extensive collection of images of both rare and common CNS inflammatory diseases." (Jonathan L. Carter, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2009)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inflammatory Diseases of the Brain
Editors
  • Stefan Hähnel
Series Title
Diagnostic Imaging
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-76660-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-76660-5
Series ISSN
2731-4677
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 240
Number of Illustrations
343 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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