Clinical MRI of the Abdomen

Clinical MRI of the Abdomen

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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.In: Troeger J, Seidenstricker P (eds) Paediatric imaging manual. ... Pediatr Radiol 38: 617a€“634 Hart J, Mazrani WE, Jones N, Kialy EM, Sebine NJ, McHugh K ( 2008) Upper abdominal teratoma in ... AJR Am J Roentgenol 170:33a€“37 Schaefer JF, Kirschner HJ, Lichy M et al (2006) Highly resolved free-breathing MRCP in ... Radiology 244:845a€“851 Avni EF, Segers V, De Maertelaer V et al ( 2002) The evaluation by MRI of hepatic peri-portal fibrosis in infants with neonatal cholestasis.

Title:Clinical MRI of the Abdomen
Author:Nicholas C. Gourtsoyiannis
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-02-04


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