MRI of the Body

MRI of the Body

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As with the introduction of x -ray computed tomography, much of the initial development of magnetic resonance applications tended to focus on the central nervous system. The development of magnetic resonance imaging applications to other organ systems such as the chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities has lagged somewhat behind, awaiting technical improvements, and a broader user base. The past two years have seen a marked increase in imaging applications throughout the body, most notably the musculoskeletal system. It is in this regard, that MRI of the Body is a welcome arrival as a text which describes both basic principles of magnetic resonance ima ging and surveys the current status of magnetic resonance imaging applications throughout the body. The volume is concise, focused, clinically oriented, and abun dantly illustrated. In each organ system, the appropriate technical approach is discussed, the normal anatomic features are reviewed, and the range of pathologic appearances which may be encountered are described. The authors of the chapters provide a balanced overview of MR applications and describe both present limitations and future potential of magnetic resonance imaging applications in the organ system described.studies have shown good correlation between the findings of Doppler ultrasound and MRI in the quantification of aortic ... MR relaxation times, so that they do not produce signal anomalies, whereas infarcts show very specific anomalies [60].

Title:MRI of the Body
Author:Daniel Vanel, Michael T. McNamara
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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