Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging of the Brain

  • Toshio Moritani
  • Sven Ekholm
  • Per-Lennart Westesson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. A. Hiwatashi, J. Zhong
    Pages 23-35
  3. Pages 37-54
  4. Y. Ohgiya, R. de Guzman
    Pages 55-74
  5. A. Hiwatashi
    Pages 75-92
  6. Pages 121-139
  7. Pages 193-223
  8. Pages 225-238
  9. Pages 239-296
  10. Pages 297-340
  11. Jack Kademian
    Pages 341-370
  12. A. Hiwatashi
    Pages 371-395
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 397-401

About this book


Few advances in MR imaging have had the impact degenerative neurologic disorders, white matter d- that dif usion-weighted (DW) imaging has had in the eases, toxic/metabolic disorders, and tumors. As one evaluation of brain. From the time of the early de- can easily see from the table of contents, the authors scriptions by LeBihan and colleagues of the ability have systematically covered all major areas of neu- to image and measure the micromovement of water radiology. T is will allow cross-referencing to pr- molecules in the brain to the present time, dif usion lematic cases which one may encounter. Additionally, imaging and its derivatives have made an impact in knowledge of what represents a normal adult brain the evaluation of multiple disease processes, primar- and a normal developing brain along with an exp- ily in ischemia, but also in other conditions of the nation of artifacts seen in DW imaging makes this a brain. In most medical centers dif usion imaging is valuable book. It is noteworthy that the authors have no longer considered a sequence to be used in spe- chosen to abundantly illustrate the clinical material, cial circumstances, but rather it is employed as part drawing on pathologic correlations in a number of of routine MR imaging of the brain. Because the in- areas.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Toshio Moritani
    • 1
  • Sven Ekholm
    • 2
  • Per-Lennart Westesson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Division of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology Department of RadiologyUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiology and Professor of Clinical DentistryUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78784-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78785-3
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