High Field Brain MRI

Use in Clinical Practice

  • Tommaso Scarabino
  • Saverio Pollice
  • Teresa Popolizio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Techniques and Semeiotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alberto Maiorana, Alessandra Iannelli
      Pages 3-6
    3. Alberto Maiorana, Alessandra Iannelli
      Pages 7-12
    4. Tommaso Scarabino, Giuseppe Maria Giannatempo, Saverio Pollice, Michelangelo Nasuto, Rosario Francesco Balzano, Teresa Popolizio
      Pages 13-25
    5. Tommaso Scarabino, Antonella Bacci, Giuseppe Maria Giannatempo, Saverio Pollice, Michelangelo Nasuto, Annamaria Pennelli et al.
      Pages 27-46
    6. Tommaso Scarabino, Saverio Pollice, Giuseppe Maria Giannatempo, Michelangelo Nasuto, Rosario Francesco Balzano, Teresa Popolizio
      Pages 47-64
    7. Michela Tosetti, Timo Schirmer, Valentina D’Alesio, Alfonzo Di Costanzo, Tommaso Scarabino, Teresa Popolizio et al.
      Pages 65-82
    8. Armando Tartaro, Antonio Ferretti, Simone Salice, Piero Chiacchiaretta
      Pages 83-88
    9. Maria Eugenia Caligiuri, Andrea Cherubini, Carlo Cosentino, Francesco Amato, Tommaso Scarabino, Umberto Sabatini
      Pages 89-111
    10. Giuseppe Maria Giannatempo, Tommaso Scarabino, Teresa Popolizio, Tullio Parracino, Ettore Serricchio, Annalisa Simeone
      Pages 113-131
    11. Piero Chiacchiaretta, Armando Tartaro, Simone Salice, Antonio Ferretti
      Pages 133-144
    12. Daniela Cevolani, Raffaele Agati, Francesco Di Salle, Marco Leonardi
      Pages 145-151
    13. Teresa Popolizio, Francesca Di Chio, Rosario Francesco Balzano, Tommaso Scarabino
      Pages 153-186
    14. Armando Tartaro, Simone Salice
      Pages 187-195
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Chiara Falletta Caravasso, Francesco De Pasquale, Rita Formisano, Umberto Sabatini
      Pages 199-210
    3. Teresa Popolizio, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Annalisa Simeone, Giuseppe Maria Giannatempo, Marco Perri, Rosario Francesco Balzano et al.
      Pages 211-222
    4. Maria Assunta Rocca, Simonetta Gerevini, Massimo Filippi, Andrea Falini
      Pages 223-237
    5. Andrea Cherubini, Maria Eugenia Caligiuri, Patrice Péran, Umberto Sabatini
      Pages 239-253
    6. Maria Eugenia Caligiuri, Andrea Cherubini, Tommaso Scarabino, Umberto Sabatini
      Pages 255-269
    7. Antonella Bacci, Gianluca Marucci, Caterina Budai, Federico Sacchetti, Raffaele Agati
      Pages 271-319
    8. Simone Salice, Piero Chiacchiaretta, Antonio Ferretti, Armando Tartaro
      Pages 321-331
    9. Daniela Cevolani, Raffaele Agati, Marco Leonardi
      Pages 333-355
    10. Linda Antonella Antonucci, Alessandro Bertolino, Giuseppe Blasi
      Pages 357-372
    11. Laura Biagi, Mirco Cosottini, Michela Tosetti
      Pages 373-383
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 385-391

About this book


This richly illustrated book summarizes the state of the art in brain MRI with the 3-Tesla high-field scanner. The aim is to clarify the numerous advantages of using a 3-T high magnetic field MR scanner, especially in terms of sensitivity and specificity. The first section describes techniques for standard MR examination of the brain. Full descriptions are then provided of advanced protocols such as MR angiography, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI), MR spectroscopy, MR tractography, and functional imaging. Differences in diagnostic features when performing these examinations at 3 T and at 1.5 T are highlighted. In addition, safety issues relating to the installation and use of a high-field scanner are discussed. The second section then describes and illustrates in detail each of the main clinical applications of 3-T MRI in the human brain: trauma, stroke, white matter disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, inflammatory disease, psychiatric disorders, etc. A final chapter is dedicated to the evaluation of 7-T MRI within both research and potential clinical settings. The book will be a valuable tool for general radiologists, neuroradiologists, trainees, and technicians.


Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain 3.0 Tesla MR angiography MR spectroscopy MR tractography Diffusion-weighted Imaging Perfusion Imaging Higher Magnetic Field Strength Neuroimaging in Parkinson's Disease Neuroimaging in Dementia Neuroimaging in Alzheimer's Disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Tommaso Scarabino
    • 1
  • Saverio Pollice
    • 2
  • Teresa Popolizio
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology“L. Bonomo” HospitalAndria (BT)Italy
  2. 2.Department of Radiology and Neuroradiology“L. Bonomo” HospitalAndria (BT)Italy
  3. 3.Department of Neuroradiology“IRCCS Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”San Giovanni Rotondo (FG)Italy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44173-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44174-0
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