Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors

  • Arthur M. De Schepper
  • Filip Vanhoenacker
  • Jan Gielen
  • Paul M. Parizel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Diagnostic Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Gielen, R. Ceulemans, M. van Holsbeeck
      Pages 3-18
    3. H. -J. van der Woude, K. L. Verstraete, J. L. Bloem
      Pages 19-29
    4. L. Carp, P. P. Blockx
      Pages 45-59
    5. P. Brys, H. Bosmans
      Pages 61-71
    6. K. L. Verstraete, J. L. Bloem
      Pages 73-91
    7. Roberto Salgado, Eric Van Marck
      Pages 107-116
    8. J. Gielen, A. De Schepper
      Pages 117-124
  3. Staging, Grading, and Tissue Specific Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. S. M. Levine, R. M. Terek, T. J. Hough, G. A. Tung
      Pages 127-138
    3. A. M. De Schepper
      Pages 139-162
    4. P. Van Dyck, J. Gielen, F. M. Vanhoenacker, A. De Schepper
      Pages 163-164
  4. Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. A. M. De Schepper, J. E. Vandevenne
      Pages 167-202
    3. L. H. L. De Beuckeleer, F. M. Vanhoenacker
      Pages 203-226
    4. F. M. Vanhoenacker, M. C. Marques, H. Garcia
      Pages 227-261
    5. L. van den Hauwe, F. Ramon
      Pages 283-292
    6. P. C. Seynaeve, P. J. L. De Visschere, L. L. Mortelmans, A. M. De Schepper
      Pages 293-310
    7. F. M. Vanhoenacker, J. W. M. Van Goethem, J. E. Vandevenne, M. Shahabpour
      Pages 311-324
    8. Paul M. Parizel, Catherine Geniets
      Pages 325-353
    9. H. R. Degryse, F. Aparisi
      Pages 355-377
    10. W. A. Simoens, H. R. Degryse
      Pages 379-385
    11. H. R. Degryse, F. M. Vanhoenacker
      Pages 387-414
    12. R. Salgado, J. Alexiou, J. -L. Engelholm
      Pages 415-446
    13. A. De Schepper, S. Khan, J. Alexiou, L. De Beuckeleer
      Pages 447-459
    14. P. Bracke, F. M. Vanhoenacker, J. Gielen, A. M. De Schepper
      Pages 461-469
    15. A. M. De Schepper, L. H. De Beuckeleer, J. E. Vandevenne
      Pages 471-483
  5. Imaging After Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-485
    2. C. S. P. Van Rijswijk
      Pages 487-493
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 495-498

About this book


This richly illustrated book provides a comprehensive survey of the growing role of medical imaging studies in the detection, staging, grading, tissue characterization, and post-treatment follow-up of soft tissue tumors. For each tumor group, imaging findings are correlated with clinical, epidemiologic, and histologic data. The relative merits and indications of various imaging modalities are discussed and compared. Particular emphasis is placed on MRI because of its unique contrast resolution and multiplanar imaging capabilities. This third, revised and updated edition includes new chapters on genetics and molecular biology and on pathology of soft tissue tumors, with respect to the new World Health Organization (WHO) calssification of soft tissue tumors.  It aims to serve both as a systematic, descriptive textbook and as a rich pictorial database of soft tissue masses. The addition of numerous new illustrations of common and rare soft tissue tumors, will further increase the scientific and educational value of this third edition. This clinically oriented book will be of use not only to radiologists but also to orthopedic surgeons, oncologists and pathologists.


Grading Magnetresonanztomographie Soft tissue sarcoma Soft tissue tumors Staging Tumor Weichteilsarkom biopsy classification computed tomography (CT) diagnosis imaging magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur M. De Schepper
    • 1
    • 2
  • Filip Vanhoenacker
    • 1
  • Jan Gielen
    • 1
  • Paul M. Parizel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital of AntwerpEdegemBelgium
  2. 2.Leiden University Medical CenterThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24809-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30792-1
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