Clinical MRI of the Abdomen


  • Nicholas C. Gourtsoyiannis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Technical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nickolas Papanikolaou, Charalampos Mpougias
      Pages 3-14
  3. Contrast Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Luís Curvo-Semedo, Filipe Caseiro-Alves
      Pages 17-39
  4. Liver and Biliary Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Luis Martí-Bonmatí, Lucía Flors Blasco
      Pages 43-71
    3. Bernard E. Van Beers, Valérie Vilgrain
      Pages 73-94
    4. Carlo Bartolozzi, Valentina Battaglia, Elena Bozzi
      Pages 95-116
    5. Sukru Mehmet Erturk, Karin Herrmann, Pablo R. Ros
      Pages 117-131
    6. Sylvain Terraz, Magalie Viallon, Christoph D. Becker
      Pages 133-147
    7. Luis Martí-Bonmatí, Estela López-Pérez
      Pages 149-184
  5. Pancreas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Celso Matos, Sandra Baleato
      Pages 187-223
    3. Thomas K. Helmberger
      Pages 225-253
    4. Celso Matos, Martina Pezzullo, Charikleia Triantopoulou
      Pages 255-278
  6. Spleen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Olle Ekberg
      Pages 281-297
  7. Adrenals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Marzena Kulawska-Didoszak, Gabriel P. Krestin
      Pages 301-334
    3. Anju Sahdev, Rodney H. Reznek
      Pages 335-352
    4. Marzena Kulawska-Didoszak, Gabriel P. Krestin
      Pages 353-380
  8. Kidneys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Roberto Pozzi Mucelli, Niccolò Faccioli, Riccardo Manfredi
      Pages 383-402
    3. Claus Nolte-Ernsting
      Pages 403-424
    4. Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
      Pages 425-445
  9. Gut

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 447-447
    2. Sofia Gourtsoyianni, Nicholas C. Gourtsoyiannis, Nickolas Papanikolaou
      Pages 449-469
    3. Thomas C. Lauenstein
      Pages 471-479
    4. Sofia Gourtsoyianni, Regina G. H. Beets-Tan
      Pages 481-492
    5. Steve Halligan, Stuart Taylor
      Pages 493-506
    6. Regina G. H. Beets-Tan, Nickolas Papanikolaou, Nicholas C. Gourtsoyiannis
      Pages 507-532
  10. Pelvis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 533-533
    2. Evis Sala, Rodney H. Reznek
      Pages 535-558
    3. François Cornud, Nicholas Papanicolaou
      Pages 559-598
    4. Anju Sahdev, Rodney H. Reznek
      Pages 599-636
  11. Pediatric Abdomen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 637-637
    2. Michael Riccabona, Fred Avni
      Pages 639-674
  12. MRI Advances in Patients with Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 675-675
    2. Philip Aschoff, Claus D. Claussen, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer
      Pages 677-684
    3. Anwar R. Padhani, Shilpan M. Patel
      Pages 685-706
    4. Anju Sahdev, Rodney H. Reznek
      Pages 707-716
  13. Abdominal MRI at 3 Tesla

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 717-717
    2. Pablo R. Ros, Sukru Mehmet Erturk
      Pages 719-727
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 729-750

About this book


This volume, which explains why, when, and how abdominal MRI should be used, focuses in particular on the most recent developments in the field. After introductory chapters on technical considerations, protocol optimization, and contrast agents, MRI of the various solid and hollow viscera of the abdomen is addressed in a series of detailed chapters. Relevant clinical information is provided, and state of the art protocols presented. With the help of numerous high-quality illustrations, normal, variant, and abnormal imaging findings are described and potential artefacts highlighted. Differential diagnosis is given extensive consideration, and comparisons are made with competing methodologies when relevant. Each of the chapters is rounded off by a section on "pearls and pitfalls". The closing chapters focus on findings in the pediatric abdomen, advances in MRI specifically relevant to cancer patients, and the use of abdominal MRI at 3 Tesla. This book, written by leading experts, will be of value to all who are involved in learning, performing, interpreting, and reporting abdominal MRI examinations.

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas C. Gourtsoyiannis
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. RadiologyUniversity Hospital IraklionIraklion, CreteGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85688-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85689-4
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