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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Contents

DiffusionWeighted Imaging Acquisition and Biophysical Basis
1
How to Identify and Avoid Artifacts on DWI
17
Quantification and Postprocessing of DWI
32
DWI at 3 T Advantages Disadvantages Pitfalls and Advanced Clinical Applications
51
DWI of the Liver
74
DiffusionWeighted MR Imaging of the Pancreas
99
DiffusionWeighted MR Imaging of the Renal and Adrenal Glands
123
DiffusionWeighted Imaging of Prostate Bladder and Retroperitoneum
145
DWI of the Breast
202
DiffusionWeighted Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Peritoneum
231
DiffusionWeighted Imaging of Anorectal Region
255
DiffusionWeighted Imaging in the Evaluation of Lung Mediastinum Heart and Chest Wall
279
Role of DWI in the Evaluation of Tumors of the Head and Neck and in the Assessment of Lymph Nodes
307
Musculoskeletal Applications of DWI
339
WholeBody Applications of DWI
365
Index
395

Use of DWI in Female Pelvis
177

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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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