Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Skeletal Musculature

  • Marc-André Weber

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Craig M. Zaidman, Lisa D. Hobson-Webb
    Pages 3-26
  3. Alberto Tagliafico, Bianca Bignotti, Sonia Airaldi, Carlo Martinoli
    Pages 27-39
  4. Carlo Martinoli, Sonia Airaldi, Bianca Bignotti, Alberto Tagliafico
    Pages 41-52
  5. Nicolai Schramm, Sabine Weckbach, Stephen Eustace, Niamh M. Long
    Pages 55-68
  6. Sasan Partovi, Bjoern Jacobi, Yaron Gordon, Lisa Zipp, Anja-Carina Schulte, Sasan Karimi et al.
    Pages 87-114
  7. Armin M. Nagel, Marc-André Weber, Arijitt Borthakur, Ravinder Reddy
    Pages 115-133
  8. Simon Dimmick, Christoph Rehnitz, Marc-André Weber, James M. Linklater
    Pages 187-219
  9. Mirko Pham, Marcel Wolf, Philipp Bäumer, Martin Bendszus, Gregor Kasprian
    Pages 221-240
  10. Dirk Fischer, Mike P. Wattjes
    Pages 241-254
  11. Umesh A. Badrising, Hermien E. Kan, Jan JGM Verschuuren
    Pages 255-269
  12. Karin Jurkat-Rott, Marc-André Weber, Frank Lehmann-Horn
    Pages 271-288
  13. F. M. Vanhoenacker, M. E. A. P. M. Adriaensen-van Roij, A. M. De Schepper
    Pages 289-308
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 309-311

About this book


Although muscular diseases are a huge and heterogeneous group, in most cases of progressive disease the result is focal or general muscular weakness that presents as an unspecific symptom. Imaging techniques that offer differential diagnostic clues are therefore urgently needed. Despite this, MRI has to date often been assigned a subsidiary role in the diagnostic work-up of these diseases owing to the frequent inability of routine MRI protocols to detect pathognomonic findings.


This situation is changing with the advent of modern MRI techniques that offer deeper insights into surrogate pathophysiologic parameters, such as muscular microcirculation, sodium homeostasis, energy and lipid metabolism, and muscle fiber architecture. Much higher levels of acceptance and demand by clinicians can be anticipated for these new techniques in the near future, and radiologists will have to face up to the increasing value of MRI of the skeletal musculature.


In this book, recognized experts from around the world provide a comprehensive overview of the value of cutting-edge MRI for the assessment of normal and diseased skeletal muscle. A range of aspects are covered, from the general role of MRI in imaging the skeletal musculature, including in comparison with ultrasonography, through to the current value of MRI in the diagnostic work-up of different diseases. In addition, several chapters present research findings in respect of modern morphological and functional MRI techniques for assessment of the skeletal musculature and provide examples of the added value provided by these techniques when evaluating muscular diseases.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging Muscular Diseases Orthodedics Skeletal Muscle Skeletal Muscle Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Marc-André Weber
    • 1
  1. 1.Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity Hospital HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37218-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37219-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-4187
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