Diffusion MRI Outside the Brain

A Case-Based Review and Clinical Applications

  • Antonio Luna
  • Ramón Ribes
  • Jorge A. Soto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Javier Sánchez-González, Javier Lafuente-Martínez
    Pages 1-15
  3. Javier Sánchez-González
    Pages 17-31
  4. Javier Sánchez-González, Antonio Luna
    Pages 33-49
  5. Antonio Luna, Luis Luna
    Pages 75-98
  6. Jorge A. Soto, German A. Castrillon, Stephan Anderson, Nagaraj Holalkere
    Pages 99-122
  7. Nagaraj Holalkere, Stephan Anderson, Jorge A. Soto
    Pages 123-144
  8. Joan C. Vilanova, Roberto García-Figueiras, Joaquim Barceló, Antonio Luna
    Pages 145-175
  9. German A. Castrillon, Stephan Anderson, Nagaraj Holalkere, Jorge A. Soto
    Pages 177-201
  10. Joaquim Barceló, Joan C. Vilanova, Antonio Luna
    Pages 203-230
  11. German A. Castrillon, Stephan Anderson, Jorge A. Soto, Antonio Luna
    Pages 231-254
  12. Lidia Alcalá, Teodoro Martín, Antonio Luna
    Pages 255-278
  13. Antonio Luna, Teodoro Martín, Javier Sánchez González
    Pages 279-306
  14. Inmaculada Rodriguez, Teodoro Martín, Antonio Luna
    Pages 307-338
  15. Joan C. Vilanova, Sandra Baleato, Elda Balliu
    Pages 339-364
  16. Joan C. Vilanova, Sandra Baleato, Joaquim Barceló, Antonio Luna
    Pages 365-393
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 395-400

About this book


Diffusion MRI allows indirect estimation of the perfusion and cellularity of normal and abnormal tissues and has conventionally been used in the brain in order to evaluate ischemia, tumors, and other conditions. Application in other parts of the body has been hampered by the occurrence of motion and susceptibility artifacts. However, recent advances in MR technology are overcoming these hurdles, allowing the use of diffusion MRI in organs outside the brain. In this book, the authors present cases drawn from daily clinical practice to illustrate the role of diffusion sequences, along with other morphological and functional MRI information, in the work-up of a variety of frequently encountered oncological and non-oncological diseases. Breast, musculoskeletal, whole-body, and other applications are covered in detail, with careful explanation of the pros and cons of diffusion MRI in each circumstance. Quantification and post-processing are discussed, and advice is provided on how to acquire state of the art images, and avoid artifacts, when using 1.5- and 3-T magnets. Applications likely to emerge in the near future, such as for screening, are also reviewed. The practical approach adopted by the authors, combined with the wealth of high-quality illustrations, ensures that this book will be of great value to practitioners.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Antonio Luna
    • 1
  • Ramón Ribes
    • 2
  • Jorge A. Soto
    • 3
  1. 1.SercosaClinica Las NievesJaénSpain
  2. 2., Department of RadiologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  3. 3.School of Medicine, Boston Medical CenterBoston UniversityBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21051-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21052-5
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