Diffusion MRI Outside the Brain: A Case-Based Review and Clinical Applications by Antonio LunaDiffusion MRI Outside the Brain: A Case-Based Review and Clinical Applications by Antonio Luna

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

byAntonio Luna, Ramón Ribes, Jorge A. Soto

Hardcover | November 22, 2011

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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.
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 present...
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Title:Diffusion MRI Outside the Brain: A Case-Based Review and Clinical ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:421 pagesPublished:November 22, 2011Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642210511

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Diffusion MRI techniques: basic and advanced concepts.-Quantification and postprocessing.-Avoiding artifacts and identification of pitfalls in DWI.-DWI at 3T.-Liver.-Pancreas and biliary system.-Gastrointestinal system.-Rectum and anal cana.-Kidneys and urinary system.-Prostate.-Uterus, cervix and vagina.-Adnexa.-Whole-body applications.-Musculoskeletal applications.-Breast.-Neck and thorax.