Imaging Gliomas After Treatment

A Case-based Atlas

  • Tommaso Scarabino

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Saverio Pollice, Gilda Morlino, Michela Capuano, Tommaso Scarabino
      Pages 3-10
  3. Treatment of Gliomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Vincenzo D’Angelo, Raniero Mignini, Tommaso Scarabino
      Pages 13-16
    3. Santa Bambace, Stefania Carbone, Tommaso Scarabino
      Pages 17-19
    4. Evaristo Maiello, Lucia Lombardi, Mario Brandi, Tommaso Scarabino
      Pages 21-22
    5. Saverio Pollice, Gilda Morlino, Michela Capuano, Tommaso Scarabino
      Pages 23-24
  4. Post-treatment Neuroradiologic Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Saverio Pollice, Teresa Popolizio, Tommaso Scarabino
      Pages 27-31
    3. Ferdinando Caranci, Saverio Pollice, Tommaso Scarabino
      Pages 33-35
    4. Mario Muto, Saverio Pollice, Tommaso Scarabino
      Pages 37-39
    5. Teresa Popolizio, Saverio Pollice, Tommaso Scarabino
      Pages 41-44
    6. Teresa Popolizio, Saverio Pollice, Tommaso Scarabino
      Pages 45-49
  5. Clinical Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Ferdinando Caranci, Andrea Elefante, Arturo Brunetti
      Pages 53-54
    3. Ferdinando Caranci, Francesco Briganti, Arturo Brunetti
      Pages 55-56
    4. Bianca Cusati, Ferdinando Caranci, Alfonso Ragozzino
      Pages 57-58
    5. Ferdinando Caranci, Andrea Elefante, Arturo Brunetti
      Pages 59-59
    6. Ferdinando Caranci, Enrico Tedeschi, Arturo Brunetti
      Pages 61-62

About this book

Introduction

Patients with gliomas frequently undergo combination therapy that can result in complex and potentially confusing appearances on follow-up imaging. In this context, differentiation between tumor recurrence and radiation necrosis, for example, can be very difficult.

This atlas is a detailed guide to the imaging appearances of gliomas following treatment with neurosurgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Normal and pathological findings are displayed in detailed MR images that illustrate the potential modifications due to treatment. Particular emphasis is placed on characteristic appearances on the newer functional MR imaging techniques, including MR spectroscopy, diffusion-weighted imaging, and perfusion imaging. These techniques are revolutionizing neuroradiology by going beyond the demonstration of macroscopic alterations to the depiction of preceding metabolic changes at the cellular and subcellular level. They thereby improve the accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of MR imaging and allow earlier and more specific diagnosis. A key section comprising some 40 clinical cases and more than 500 illustrations offers an invaluable clinical and research tool not only for neuroradiologists but also for neurosurgeons, radiotherapists, and medical oncologists.

Keywords

MR diffusion MR perfusion MR spectroscopy Post-treatment MR imaging fMRI

Editors and affiliations

  • Tommaso Scarabino
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neuroradiology“L. Bonomo” HospitalAndria (BT)Italy
  2. 2.Department of NeuroradiologyScientific Institute “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”San Giovanni Rotondo (FG)Italy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2370-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2369-7
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2370-3
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