Diffusion MRI Outside the Brain: A Case-Based Review and Clinical Applications

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 22, 2011 - Medical - 400 pages
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Recent advances in MR technology permit the application of diffusion MRI outside of the brain. In this book, the authors present cases drawn from daily clinical practice to illustrate the role of diffusion sequences, along with other morphological and functional MRI information, in the work-up of a variety of frequently encountered oncological and non-oncological diseases. Breast, musculoskeletal, whole-body, and other applications are covered in detail, with careful explanation of the pros and cons of diffusion MRI in each circumstance. Quantification and post-processing are discussed, and advice is provided on how to acquire state of the art images, and avoid artifacts, when using 1.5- and 3-T magnets. Applications likely to emerge in the near future, such as for screening, are also reviewed. The practical approach adopted by the authors, combined with the wealth of high-quality illustrations, ensure that this book will be of great value to practitioners.

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DiffusionWeighted Imaging Acquisition and Biophysical Basis
How to Identify and Avoid Artifacts on DWI
Quantification and Postprocessing of DWI
DWI at 3 T Advantages Disadvantages Pitfalls and Advanced Clinical Applications
DWI of the Liver
DiffusionWeighted MR Imaging of the Pancreas
DiffusionWeighted MR Imaging of the Renal and Adrenal Glands
DiffusionWeighted Imaging of Prostate Bladder and Retroperitoneum
DWI of the Breast
DiffusionWeighted Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Peritoneum
DiffusionWeighted Imaging of Anorectal Region
DiffusionWeighted Imaging in the Evaluation of Lung Mediastinum Heart and Chest Wall
Role of DWI in the Evaluation of Tumors of the Head and Neck and in the Assessment of Lymph Nodes
Musculoskeletal Applications of DWI
WholeBody Applications of DWI

Use of DWI in Female Pelvis

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Dr. Antonio Luna is a Spanish radiologist who performed the residence in the Gregorio Marañon ́s Hospital (Madrid. Spain). He completed his radiology training with visiting fellowship at Duke and Harvard Universities. He is actually the chief of MRI and vicechairman of Health Time Group, a large private practice in Spain. He has presented more than 100 scientific and educational exhibits in international meetings. He has published several papers focused in cardiac and abdominal MRI. He is editor of the Learning Diagnostic Imaging series (Springer) and author of 13 book chapters. Dr. Luna is also clinical assistant professor of the radiology department of Case Western Reserve University at Cleveland. He is reviewer of several radiology and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Neuroscience and Neurology.

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