© 2007

Parallel Imaging in Clinical MR Applications

  • Stefan O. Schoenberg
  • Olaf Dietrich
  • Maximilian F. Reiser

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Basic Principles of Parallel-Imaging Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Olaf Dietrich
      Pages 3-17
    3. David J. Larkman
      Pages 37-48
    4. David Atkinson
      Pages 63-70
    5. Roland Bammer, Chunlei Liu, Murat Aksoy
      Pages 71-90
  3. Sequence Design for (Auto-Calibrated) Parallel Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Mathias Nittka
      Pages 107-112
    3. Olaf Dietrich
      Pages 119-126
    4. Peter Kellman
      Pages 141-152
  4. Technical Implementation in Clinical MRI

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Randy Duensing
      Pages 161-167
    3. Stefan O. Schoenberg, Olaf Dietrich
      Pages 169-172
    4. Olaf Dietrich
      Pages 173-176

About this book


Parallel imaging techniques have only recently been introduced into magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in clinical routine, but they have already gained wide clinical acceptance in numerous applications. Their substantial advantages in terms of higher spatial and temporal resolution and improved image quality have revolutionized the role of MRI in many areas of comprehensive disease imaging.

This book presents the first in-depth introduction to parallel imaging techniques and, in particular, to the application of parallel imaging in clinical MRI. It will provide readers with a broader understanding of the fundamental principles of parallel imaging and of the advantages and disadvantages of specific MR protocols in clinical applications in all parts of the body at 1.5 and 3 Tesla.

The first part of the book explains relevant MRI physics and techniques, detailing the various image reconstruction algorithms for parallel imaging. The second part presents detailed, ready-to-use clinical protocols for morphologic, angiographic, and functional MR imaging, with special emphasis on problem-solving strategies for assessment of cardiovascular and oncological diseases. In addition, detailed information is provided on cutting-edge techniques such as diffusion tensor imaging, oxygen-enhanced lung imaging, and MRA with blood pool contrast agents.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan O. Schoenberg
    • 1
  • Olaf Dietrich
    • 1
  • Maximilian F. Reiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical Radiology, University Hospitals — GrosshadernLudwig Maximilian University of MunichMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Parallel Imaging in Clinical MR Applications
  • Editors Stefan O. Schönberg
    Olaf Dietrich
    Maximilian F Reiser
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-23102-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06203-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-68879-2
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 564
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
    Diagnostic Radiology
    Internal Medicine
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