Diffusion Weighted Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Techniques and Clinical Applications

  • Sofia Gourtsoyianni
  • Nikolaos Papanikolaou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Thierry Metens, Nickolas Papanikolaou
    Pages 1-13
  3. Mirna Al-Khouri, Adel Abdellaoui, Simon Jackson
    Pages 15-31
  4. Sonja Kinner
    Pages 33-52
  5. Luís Curvo Semedo
    Pages 53-64
  6. Doenja M. J. Lambregts, Regina G. H. Beets-Tan
    Pages 65-76
  7. Sofia Gourtsoyianni, Vicky Goh
    Pages 77-85

About this book


This book explains how diffusion weighted imaging has been incorporated in routine MRI examinations of the abdomen and pelvis: though its clinical role is still evolving, it is already considered an important tool for the assessment of rectal cancer treatment response, as was confirmed in recent ESGAR consensus statements. The standardization and clinical validation of quantitative DWI related biomarkers are still in progress, although certain efforts have been undertaken to establish imaging guidelines for different clinical indications/body parts.

The book reviews the technical aspects and clinical applications of DWI in imaging of the GI tract, and provides specific technical details (imaging protocols, artefacts, optimization techniques) for each GI tract division. This volume is mainly intended for radiologists who are interested in abdominal radiology, as well as radiology residents. Given that magnetic resonance physics is complex and can be cumbersome to learn, the

authors have made it as simple and practical as possible. 
The book offers a useful tool for radiologists with a particular interest in the gastrointestinal tract radiology, as well as for radiology residents. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sofia Gourtsoyianni
    • 1
  • Nikolaos Papanikolaou
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyKonstantopouleio General HospitalAthensGreece
  2. 2.Head of Computational Clinical Imaging GroupCentre for the Unknown, Champalimaud FoundationLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-92818-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-92819-7
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