© 2005

MR Imaging in White Matter Diseases of the Brain and Spinal Cord

  • Massimo Filippi
  • Nicola De Stefano
  • Vincent Dousset
  • Joseph C. McGowan

Part of the Medical Radiology Diagnostic Imaging book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. MR Techniques: Principles

    1. Mark A. Horsfield
      Pages 3-12
    2. Kenneth W. Fishbein, Joseph C. McGowan, R. G. Spencer
      Pages 13-28
    3. Dara L. Kraitchman
      Pages 29-40
    4. Joseph C. McGowan
      Pages 41-55
    5. Joseph C. McGowan
      Pages 57-62
    6. Peter C.M. van Zijl, Lidia Nagae-Poetscher, Susumu Mori
      Pages 63-81
    7. Scott D. Swanson
      Pages 83-91
    8. P. Jezzard, A. Toosy
      Pages 93-110
    9. Robert E. Lenkinski
      Pages 115-127
  3. Disorders of Myelination

    1. Charles Raybaud
      Pages 151-175
    2. Nicola De Stefano, Marzia Mortilla
      Pages 195-207
  4. Demyelinating Diseases

    1. A. Traboulsee, David K.B. Li, G. Zhao, Donald W. Paty
      Pages 211-223
    2. Massimo Filippi, Maria A. Rocca
      Pages 225-240
    3. Jack H. Simon, Bette K. Kleinschmidt-DeMasters
      Pages 241-253
    4. Stefan Schwarz, Michael Knauth
      Pages 255-266
    5. Roland Bammer, Franz Fazekas, Siegrid Strasser-Fuchs
      Pages 269-277
    6. Simon J. Hickman, David H. Miller
      Pages 279-289

About this book


In recent decades, the use of neuroimaging techniques has resulted in outstanding progress in the diagnosis and management of neurological diseases, and this is particularly true of those diseases that affect the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. This book, written by internationally acclaimed experts, comprises a series of comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on the use of MR imaging in these major neurological conditions. The diverse available MR techniques, such as magnetization transfer MRI, diffusion-weighted MRI, MR spectroscopy, functional MRI, cell-specific MRI, perfusion MRI, and microscopic imaging with ultra-high field MRI, offer an extraordinarily powerful means of gaining fundamental in vivo insights into disease processes. The strengths and weaknesses of all these techniques in the study of multiple sclerosis and other relevant diseases are extensively considered. After an introductory section on neuroimaging technology, subsequent sections address disorders of myelination, demyelinating diseases, immune-mediated disorders, and white matter disorders related to aging and other conditions. This book provides a valuable summary of the state of the art in the field, and defines important areas for future research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Filippi
    • 1
  • Nicola De Stefano
    • 2
  • Vincent Dousset
    • 3
  • Joseph C. McGowan
    • 4
  1. 1.Neuroimaging Research Unit Department of Neurology Scientific InstituteUniversity Ospedale San RaffaeleMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Neurology & Behavioral SciencesUniversity of SienaSienaItaly
  3. 3.Service de Neuroradiologie Diagnostique et Thérapeutique CHU Bordeaux Pellegrin and Laboratoire de Neurobiologie des Affections de la MyélineUniversité Victor SegalenBordeauxFrance
  4. 4.Department of Electrical EngineeringUnited States Naval AcademyAnnapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title MR Imaging in White Matter Diseases of the Brain and Spinal Cord
  • Editors Massimo Filippi
    Nicola de Stefano
    Vincent Dousset
    Joseph C. McGowan
  • Series Title Medical Radiology Diagnostic Imaging
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-40230-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07298-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-27644-9
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 481
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Diagnostic Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the reviews of the first edition:

"From the series Medical Radiology – Diagnostic Imaging, the four editors present an updated version on MR imaging in white matter diseases of the brain and spinal cord … . In this form the present book is a state-of-the-art compendium on the application of ... MRI techniques … . the editors should be congratulated on their present book as it provides all the necessary information on MRI imaging of white matter diseases of the brain and spinal cord." (T.J. Vogl, European Radiology, 2006)