Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine

Author: Scott W. Atlas

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1469873265

Category: Medical

Page: 1872

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For more than 25 years, Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine has been the leading textbook on imaging diagnosis of brain and spine disorders. The Fifth Edition continues this tradition of excellence with thorough coverage of recent trends and changes in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of CNS diseases, and how those changes relate to MRI findings. It remains a comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference for all who have an interest in neuroradiology – trainees to experts in the field, basic science researchers, and clinicians.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine

Author: Scott W. Atlas

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781769853

Category: Medical

Page: 1890

View: 5666

Established as the leading textbook on imaging diagnosis of brain and spine disorders, Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine is now in its Fourth Edition. This thoroughly updated two-volume reference delivers cutting-edge information on nearly every aspect of clinical neuroradiology. Expert neuroradiologists, innovative renowned MRI physicists, and experienced leading clinical neurospecialists from all over the world show how to generate state-of-the-art images and define diagnoses from crucial clinical/pathologic MR imaging correlations for neurologic, neurosurgical, and psychiatric diseases spanning fetal CNS anomalies to disorders of the aging brain. Highlights of this edition include over 6,800 images of remarkable quality, more color images, and new information using advanced techniques, including perfusion and diffusion MRI and functional MRI. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.

Quantitative MRI of the Spinal Cord

Author: Julien Cohen-Adad,Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123972825

Category: Medical

Page: 330

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Quantitative MRI of the Spinal Cord is the first book focused on quantitative MRI techniques with specific application to the human spinal cord. This work includes coverage of diffusion-weighted imaging, magnetization transfer imaging, relaxometry, functional MRI, and spectroscopy. Although these methods have been successfully used in the brain for the past 20 years, their application in the spinal cord remains problematic due to important acquisition challenges (such as small cross-sectional size, motion, and susceptibility artifacts). To date, there is no consensus on how to apply these techniques; this book reviews and synthesizes state-of-the-art methods so users can successfully apply them to the spinal cord. Quantitative MRI of the Spinal Cord introduces the theory behind each quantitative technique, reviews each theory’s applications in the human spinal cord and describes its pros and cons, and suggests a simple protocol for applying each quantitative technique to the spinal cord. Chapters authored by international experts in the field of MRI of the spinal cord Contains “cooking recipes —examples of imaging parameters for each quantitative technique—designed to aid researchers and clinicians in using them in practice Ideal for clinical settings

Handbook of Neuro-Oncology Neuroimaging

Author: Herbert B. Newton

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128011688

Category: Medical

Page: 864

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Remarkable progress in neuro-oncology due to increased utilization of advanced imaging in clinical practice continues to accelerate in recent years. Refinements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) technology, and the addition of newer anatomical, functional, and metabolic imaging methods, such as MRS, fMRI, diffusion MRI, and DTI MRI have allowed brain tumor patients to be diagnosed much earlier and to be followed more carefully during treatment. With treatment approaches and the field of neuro-oncology neuroimaging changing rapidly, this second edition of the Handbook of Neuro-Oncology Neuroimaging is so relevant to those in the field, providing a single-source, comprehensive, reference handbook of the most up-to-date clinical and technical information regarding the application of neuro-Imaging techniques to brain tumor and neuro-oncology patients. This new volume will have updates on all of the material from the first edition, and in addition will feature several new important chapters covering diverse topics such as advanced imaging techniques in radiation therapy, therapeutic treatment fields, response assessment in clinical trials, surgical planning of neoplastic disease of the spine, and more. It will also serve as a resource of background information to neuroimaging researchers and basic scientists with an interest in brain tumors and neuro-oncology. Provides a background to translational research and the use of brain imaging for brain tumors Contains critical discussions on the potential and limitations of neuroimaging as a translational tool for the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumor and neuro-oncology patients Presents an up-to-date reference on advanced imaging technologies, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET), as well as the recent refinements in these techniques

MR Imaging in White Matter Diseases of the Brain and Spinal Cord

Author: Massimo Filippi,Nicola de Stefano,Vincent Dousset,Joseph C. McGowan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540276440

Category: Medical

Page: 481

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In recent decades, the use of neuroimaging techniques has resulted in outstanding progress in the diagnosis and management of neurological diseases, and this is particularly true of those diseases that affect the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. This book, written by internationally acclaimed experts, comprises a series of comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on the use of MR imaging in these major neurological conditions. The diverse available MR techniques, such as magnetization transfer MRI, diffusion-weighted MRI, MR spectroscopy, functional MRI, cell-specific MRI, perfusion MRI, and microscopic imaging with ultra-high field MRI, offer an extraordinarily powerful means of gaining fundamental in vivo insights into disease processes. The strengths and weaknesses of all these techniques in the study of multiple sclerosis and other relevant diseases are extensively considered. After an introductory section on neuroimaging technology, subsequent sections address disorders of myelination, demyelinating diseases, immune-mediated disorders, and white matter disorders related to aging and other conditions. This book provides a valuable summary of the state of the art in the field, and defines important areas for future research.

MRI Atlas

Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, The Spine

Author: Martin Weyreuther,Christoph E. Heyde,Michael Westphal,Jan Zierski,Ulrich Weber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354033534X

Category: Medical

Page: 298

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This interdisciplinary atlas is the fruit of cooperation among radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, traumatologists, and neurosurgeons. Clinically oriented, it covers all important diseases and injuries of the spine. Numerous illustrations are supplemented by concise descriptions of anatomy and pathophysiology, normal and abnormal MRI appearance, diagnostic pitfalls, and the clinical significance of MRI. The didactic style establishes the fundamentals of spinal anatomy and disease as a basis for understanding diagnostic strategies and surgical management. By combining descriptions of the clinical manifestation of spinal disorders with the corresponding MRI findings, the book develops a meaningful approach to the interpretation of MRI of the spine.

MRI Brain

Atlas and Text

Author: G Balachandran

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9352500229

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 943

MRI Brain: Atlas and Text is a highly illustrated collection of magnetic resonance imaging cases, complete with guidance on terminology, anatomy and diagnosis. MRI Brain: Atlas and Text covers MR signal intensity nomenclature, common MR sequences and their use, and the use of MRI in the diagnosis of stroke, along with other specialist topics making this book ideal for radiology postgraduates as well as GPs and neuroradiologists.

Imaging of the Nervous System

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications

Author: Richard E. Latchaw,John Kucharczyk,Michael E. Moseley

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN: 9780323011839

Category: Medical

Page: 1032

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This state-of-the-art, two-volume set is a comprehensive account of the latest imaging techniques for both diagnosis and image-guided therapy for the many diseases of the nervous system. The book provides summary boxes and tables covering the classification of pathology, key features of the disorder, and differential diagnosis, as well as, essential color images. An accompanying CD-ROM provides the images from the text plus bonus images and cases in a convenient electronic format. Examines both the peripheral and central nervous systems-coverage not found in other texts. Integrates recent research discoveries, both clinical and basic science, with clinical utilization. Offers material on disorders of neural development, behavior and cognition. Discusses traditional imaging topics, plus new diseases such as those affecting neural development, cognition, and behavior. Features the work of a multidisciplinary team of contributors, including neuroradiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroanatomists, physiologists, and physicists. Includes a CD-ROM that features all the images from the 2-volume set and test cases related to each chapter of the text. Presents the hot topics in today's practice, including a chapter on neurobehavioral disorders. Chapter 10, A Functional Atlas of Brain Vascular Territories is a four-color presentation of illustrations and color-coded text.

Clinical MR Imaging

A Practical Approach

Author: Peter Reimer,Paul M. Parizel,Falko-A. Stichnoth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642979904

Category: Medical

Page: 542

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In 15 years MRI has evolved into an essential modality, developing from being a preferred neuroimaging method to becoming a whole-body, comprehensive imaging approach. For this, various coils, pulse sequences, and contrast media have been developed. The complexity of the factors to consider often represents an obstacle not only to beginners but also to more experienced technicians and physicians. Since routine diagnostic questions represent more than 90% of clinical examinations, the intention of the editors and authors was to provide an understandable book for this purpose. The book gives practical information about performing effective and efficient MR examinations in daily practice. Solving clinical questions with new sequences should no longer be difficult for beginners in the field.

Imaging of the Spine

Author: Thomas P. Naidich,Mauricio Castillo,Soonmee Cha

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437715516

Category: Medical

Page: 620

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Imaging of the Spine-an exhaustive, full-color reference-combines the ease of use of an atlas with the comprehensive coverage of a definitive reference work, in print and online. Renowned experts Drs. Thomas P. Naidich, Mauricio Castillo, Charles Raybaud, James G. Smirniotopoulos, Soonmee Cha, and Spyros Kollias cover every aspect of spine imaging, including the latest diagnostic modalities, interventional techniques, and image-guided procedures through over 1300 digital quality illustrations. Access the fully searchable text online at, with downloadable images. View 1300 digital quality images of both radiographic images and cutting edge modalities-MR, multislice CT, ultrasonography, and nuclear medicine. Consult the expertise of a diverse group of experts from around the globe on the imaging of the spine. Tap into comprehensive coverage that includes diagnostic and therapeutic options, with an emphasis on cost-effective imaging. Find information quickly and easily thanks to consistent and tightly focused chapters, a full color design, and key points boxes.

The Craniocervical Syndrome and MRI

Author: F.W. Smith,J.S. Dworkin

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3318026972

Category: Medical

Page: 94

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Rapid advances in MRI are transforming the treatment of patients suffering from the craniocervical syndrome (CCS). Articles in this publication have been written by leading international experts in the field to provide practitioners with a better understanding of the subtle anatomy and MRI appearances at the craniocervical junction, along with insight into the clinical significance of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow measurements and their relationship to posture. The surgical management of patients with damage to the ligaments at the craniocervical junction and the role of cervical spinal trauma in neurodegenerative diseases as well as CSF flow obstruction are also discussed. This publication is valuable reading for practitioners in the fields of radiology, neurosurgery, neurology, pain management, orthopaedic surgery as well as for chiropractors and osteopaths.

Diseases of the Brain, Head and Neck, Spine 2016-2019

Diagnostic Imaging

Author: Jürg Hodler,Rahel A. Kubik-Huch,Gustav K. von Schulthess

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319300814

Category: Medical

Page: 364

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This book deals with neuroimaging of the brain, head, neck, and spine. During the last few years, there have been considerable advances in this subject, driven by clinical as well as technological developments. The authors, internationally renowned experts in their field, have contributed chapters that are disease-oriented and cover all relevant imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and positron emission tomography. As a result, this book offers a comprehensive review of the state of the art in neuroimaging. It is particularly relevant for general radiologists, radiology residents, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other clinicians wishing to update their knowledge in this discipline.

Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging


Author: Steven P. Meyers

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1626234787

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Authored by renowned neuroradiologist Steven P. Meyers, Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Spine is a stellar guide for identifying and diagnosing cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine anomalies based on location and neuroimaging results. The succinct text reflects more than 25 years of hands-on experience gleaned from advanced training and educating residents and fellows in radiology, neurosurgery, and orthopaedic surgery. The high-quality MRI, CT, and X-ray images have been collected over Dr. Meyers's lengthy career, presenting an unsurpassed visual learning tool. The distinctive 'three-column table plus images' format is easy to incorporate into clinical practice, setting this book apart from larger, disease-oriented radiologic tomes. This layout enables readers to quickly recognize and compare abnormalities based on high-resolution images. Key Highlights Tabular columns organized by anatomical abnormality include imaging findings and a summary of key clinical data that correlates to the images Congenital/developmental abnormalities, spinal deformities, and acquired pathologies in both children and adults Lesions organized by region including dural, intradural extramedullary, extra-dural, and sacrum More than 600 figures illustrate the radiological appearance of spinal tumors, lesions, deformities, and injuries Spinal cord imaging for the diagnosis of intradural intramedullary lesions and spinal trauma This visually rich resource is a must-have diagnostic tool for trainee and practicing radiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, and orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in treating spine-related conditions. The highly practical format makes it ideal for daily rounds, as well as a robust study guide for physicians preparing for board exams.


Clinical and Physical Principles

Author: Robert A. Zimmerman,Wendell A. Gibby,Raymond F. Carmody

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461211522

Category: Medical

Page: 1640

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Destined to become the new benchmark among reference books for neuroradiology, this book is unique in its coverage of all imaging modalities and techniques used in modern imaging of the nervous system, head, neck and spine. Also discussed are the principles that underlie CT and MR imaging.

MR Neuroimaging

Brain, Spine, and Peripheral Nerves

Author: Michael Forsting,Olav Jansen

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 3132026913

Category: Medical

Page: 600

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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.

MRI Principles of the Head, Skull Base and Spine

A Clinical Approach

Author: J.C. Tamraz,C. Outin,M. Forjaz Secca,B. Soussi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9782287597145

Category: Medical

Page: 657

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In this text atlas of neuroimaging the author provides a review of the pathologies and diseases that affect the head, brain, skull base, face, spine, and cord. The case presentation format of this handbook covers the important clinical and neuropathological aspects of the disease process. The book contains 350 selected pathologies, represented in 750 high resolution MR images. It also covers the aspects of neurological disorders and the fundamental aspects of the physics of magnetic resonance, spectroscopy, as well as a review of MR techniques. Given its scope, this book is of interest to radiologists involved in MR interpretation, neuroradiologists seeking an up-to-date review, and all workers in the field of diagnostic and therapeutic neurology.

Practical Small Animal MRI

Author: Patrick R. Gavin,Rodney S. Bagley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119949408

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Practical Small Animal MRI is the seminal reference for clinicians using Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of veterinary patients. Although MRI is used most frequently in the diagnosis of neurologic disorders, it also has significant application to other body systems. This book covers normal anatomy and specific clinical conditions of the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, abdomen, thorax, and head and neck. It also contains several chapters on disease of the brain and spine, including inflammatory, infectious, neoplastic, and vascular diseases, alongside congenital and degenerative disorders.

Ultrafast MRI

Techniques and Applications

Author: Jörg F. Debatin,Graeme C. McKinnon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642803849

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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The imaging potential of the MR experiment continues to evolve. In recent years, an increasing number of fast and ultrafast imaging strategies has been described. In this evolu tion the definition of the terms fast and ultrafast has been blurred. Hence they are frequently used interchangeably. The evolution of these methods has been based on two related, yet separate developments: an increasingly thorough understand ing of the complexities inherent to pulse sequence design and the increasing availability of stronger and faster gradient sys tems. The combination of these two factors has laid the foun dation for vast reductions of MRI data acquisition times. Min utes have been replaced by seconds. Beyond shortening MR examination times and thereby increasing patient throughput, a most significant consequence has been the ability to acquire complex MR image sets within the time confines of a single breath-hold. The constraints placed by the presence of respi ratory motion have thus been effectively eliminated. Ultrafast breath-held data acquisition strategies already represent the backbone of many abdominal, thoracic and even pelvic imaging protocols. The enhanced image quality permits full exploitation of the unsurpassed soft tissue contrast inherent to the MR experiment. Beyond improving the quality of ex isting applications, the implementation of ultrafast imaging techniques has permitted the exploration of new imaging in dications, particularly in the area of perfusion and diffusion as well as ultrafast 3D imaging.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of CNS Disease

A Teaching File

Author: Douglas H. Yock

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated


Category: Medical

Page: 842

View: 3247

The thoroughly updated second edition of this user-friendly resource presents over 1200 carefully selected cases to examine the entire spectrum of CNS diseases of the head and spine, including recently recognized disorders such as posterior reversible edema syndrome, spinal cord herniation, and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor. Over 1350 illustrations of neuropathology depict both typical and unusual appearances. Hundreds of cross references link the cases to each other to highlight similarities, distinctions, and variations among conditions. Consistent labeling of images on each page enable quick scanning of individual topics.