Clinical MRI of the Abdomen: Why,How,When by Nicholas C. GourtsoyiannisClinical MRI of the Abdomen: Why,How,When by Nicholas C. Gourtsoyiannis

Clinical MRI of the Abdomen: Why,How,When

EditorNicholas C. Gourtsoyiannis

Hardcover | February 22, 2011

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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.
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...
Title:Clinical MRI of the Abdomen: Why,How,WhenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:761 pagesPublished:February 22, 2011Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540856889

ISBN - 13:9783540856887

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Table of Contents

From the contents: Technical Considerations and Protocol Optimization.- Contrast Agents.- Liver and Biliary Tract.-Pancreas.-Splee.- Adrenals.-Kidneys.-Gut.-Pelvis.- Pediatric Abdomen.- MRI Advances in Patients with Cancer.- Abdominal MRI at 3 Tesla.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This practical textbook of clinical MRI is a timely addition to the published literature . . The chapters are focused and clearly laid out, with important key points highlighted throughout the chapters. This makes it easy for the reader to recapitulate important learning points and take-home messages. . provide a wealth of important and practical information, which would aid the reader in refining their own clinical practice and avoiding mistakes. . This single volume book on . MR imaging in the abdomen is highly recommended." (Dow-Mu Koh, RAD Magazine, April, 2010)