Clinical MRI of the Abdomen: Why,How,When

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Nicholas C. Gourtsoyiannis
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 4, 2011 - Medical - 750 pages
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This volume, which explains why, when, and how abdominal MRI should be used, focuses in particular on the most recent developments in the field. After introductory chapters on technical considerations, protocol optimization, and contrast agents, MRI of the various solid and hollow viscera of the abdomen is addressed in a series of detailed chapters. Relevant clinical information is provided, and state of the art protocols presented. With the help of numerous high-quality illustrations, normal, variant, and abnormal imaging findings are described and potential artefacts highlighted. Differential diagnosis is given extensive consideration, and comparisons are made with competing methodologies when relevant. Each of the chapters is rounded off by a section on "pearls and pitfalls". The closing chapters focus on findings in the pediatric abdomen, advances in MRI specifically relevant to cancer patients, and the use of abdominal MRI at 3 Tesla. This book, written by leading experts, will be of value to all who are involved in learning, performing, interpreting, and reporting abdominal MRI examinations.


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Pediatric Abdomen
MRI Advances in Patients with Cancer
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Professor Nicholas Gourtsoyiannis is the inaugural chair, since 1988, of the department of Radiology at the University of Crete. He has served as the first Medical Director at the University Hospital of Heraklion (1997-1999) and two terms as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Crete (1999-2003). He is a founding member of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR), he was President in two annual ESGAR meetings (1990,1996) President of the Society (1997-2000 ) and President of the Joint European (ESGAR) and American (SGR) Abdominal Congress in 2006. Prof. Gourtsoyiannis was President of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) in 2003 and President of the European Association of Radiology (EAR) in 2005-2006. He introduced the Electronic Poster online submission (EPOS) and he masterminded the creation of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), of which he became the first President (2006-2007). Recently he introduced the European School of Radiology (ESOR) of which he is the Scientific/Educational Director (2007-today). Prof. Gourtsoyiannis has been awarded numerous honorary memberships and Fellowships of Radiological Societies worldwide, and is the recipient of a number of medals including the gold medal of ESGAR (2000) and the gold medal of ESR (2008). An active researched Prof. Gourtsoyiannis has published more than 220 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals, he has written or co-written 32 book chapters and he is the editor or co-editor of 3 books, Imaging of Small Bowel Tumors (Elsevier 1997), Small Bowel Imaging (Springer- Verlag 2003) and Radiologic Pathologic Correlations (Springer- Verlag 2005). His great interest has been in the radiology of diseases of the Small Intestine and he is currently contributing to MR imaging evaluation of the Small Bowel. Prof. Gourtsoyiannis has been visiting Professor in 25 Universities around the globe and he has delivered more that 300 invited lectures world wide, among which several eponymous. He is currently serving as President of the International Society of Radiology (ISR).

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