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Whole-body MRI Screening

  • Ralf Puls
  • Norbert Hosten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Martin Hoffmann, Reinold Schmücker
    Pages 1-19
  3. Henry Völzke
    Pages 21-28
  4. Achim Seeger, Stephan Miller, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer
    Pages 45-56
  5. Sönke Langner
    Pages 57-113
  6. Christian Rosenberg
    Pages 115-132
  7. Saskia Ungerer
    Pages 133-167
  8. Jens-Peter Kühn, Christoph Lühken
    Pages 169-211
  9. Michael Kirsch, Marcel Mohr
    Pages 213-224
  10. Katrin Hegenscheid, Martin Petrik
    Pages 225-276
  11. Saskia Ungerer
    Pages 277-309
  12. Birger Mensel, Ralf Puls
    Pages 311-363
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 365-374

About this book


The advent of dedicated whole-body MRI scanners has made it possible to image the human body from head to toe with excellent spatial resolution and with the sensitivity and specificity of conventional MR systems. A comprehensive screening examination by MRI relies on fast image acquisition, and this is now feasible owing to several very recent developments, including multichannel techniques, new surface coil systems, and automatic table movement.

The daily analysis of whole-body MRI datasets uncovers many incidental findings, which are discussed by an interdisciplinary advisory board of physicians from all specialties. This book provides a systematic overview of these incidental findings with the aid of approximately 240 high-quality images. The radiologists involved in the project have written chapters on each organ system, presenting a structured compilation of the most common findings, their morphologic appearances on whole-body MRI, and guidance on their clinical management. Chapters on technical and ethical issues are also included.

It is hoped that this book will assist other diagnosticians in deciding how to handle the most common incidental findings encountered when performing whole-body MRI.


Incidental findings Whole-body MRI Whole-body Screening

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralf Puls
    • 1
  • Norbert Hosten
    • 2
  1. 1.HELIOS Klinikum ErfurtInstitute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and NeuroradiologyErfurtGermany
  2. 2.Diagnostic Radiology and NeuroradiologyUniversitätsklinikum GreifswaldGreifswaldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Whole-body MRI Screening
  • Editors Ralf Puls
    Norbert Hosten
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-55200-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52107-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-55201-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 374
  • Number of Illustrations 203 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Diagnostic Radiology
    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
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