Brain Tumor Imaging

  • Elke Hattingen
  • Ulrich Pilatus

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-vii
  2. Oliver Bähr, Joachim P. Steinbach, Michael Weller
    Pages 1-9
  3. Elke Hattingen, Monika Warmuth-Metz
    Pages 11-53
  4. Elke Hattingen, Ulrich Pilatus
    Pages 55-73
  5. Christine Preibisch, Vivien Tóth, Claus Zimmer
    Pages 75-98
  6. Peter Raab, Heinrich Lanfermann
    Pages 99-110
  7. Elke Hattingen, Ulrike Nöth, Ulrich Pilatus
    Pages 111-120
  8. Karl-Josef Langen, Norbert Galldiks
    Pages 121-134
  9. Johannes Wölfer, Walter Stummer
    Pages 143-154
  10. Ulrich Pilatus, Elke Hattingen
    Pages 155-161

About this book


This book describes the basics, the challenges and the limitations of state of the art brain tumor imaging and examines in detail its impact on diagnosis and treatment monitoring. It is intended for radiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, oncologists and other scientists in the biomedical field with an interest in neuro-oncology.

The book opens with an introduction to the clinically relevant physical principles of brain imaging. Since MR methodology plays a crucial role in brain imaging, the fundamental aspects of MR spectroscopy, MR perfusion and diffusion-weighted MR methods are described, focusing on the specific demands of brain tumor imaging. The potential and limits of conventional MR imaging and new imaging methodology are carefully addressed. In the main part of the book, the most important imaging criteria for the differential diagnosis of solid and necrotic brain tumors are delineated and illustrated in examples. Specific issues relevant to all MR modalities used for this purpose are thoroughly discussed. A closing section is devoted to the use of MR methods for the monitoring of brain tumor therapy.


Brain Tumors Diffusion Weighted Imaging MR Perfusion MR Spectroscopic Imaging Therapy Monitoring

Editors and affiliations

  • Elke Hattingen
    • 1
  • Ulrich Pilatus
    • 2
  1. 1.Neuroradiology, Dept. of Radiol.University Hospital BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.NeuroradiologyGoethe University, Hospital FrankfurtFrankfurt/MainGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45039-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45040-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-4187
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