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Essentials of Clinical MRI

  • Theo H. M. Falke

Part of the Series in Radiology book series (SERA, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. General Principles

  3. Neuro Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. W. Heindel, W. Steinbrich
      Pages 49-57
    3. Robert M. Kessler
      Pages 59-64
    4. R. G. M. De Slegte, G. J. Gerritsen, J. J. Nauta, M. B. Hoen, F. C. Crezee
      Pages 65-82
    5. A. De Roos, P. H. L. Kessing
      Pages 87-91
    6. G. M. Bydder
      Pages 93-99
    7. G. J. Vielvoye, R. A. C. Roos, P. H. L. Kessing
      Pages 101-103
  4. Cardiovascular Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Gerard L. Guit, John Rohmer
      Pages 115-122
    3. Michael T. McNamara
      Pages 133-141
    4. A. De Roos, S. Postema, X. H. Krauss, A. E. Van Voorthuisen
      Pages 143-147
  5. Abdominal Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. G. M. Bydder
      Pages 155-164
    3. T. H. M. Falke, A. P. Van Seters, M. P. Sandler, M. I. Shaff
      Pages 165-175
    4. Janet E Husband
      Pages 177-184
    5. Peter P. G. Kramer
      Pages 185-194
  6. Musculoskeletal Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. G. J. Kieft, J. L. Bloem
      Pages 197-202
    3. J. L. Bloem, A. H. M. Taminiau, R. M. Bloem
      Pages 203-217
    4. J. L. Bloem, G. J. Kieft, C. F. M. Bos, P. M. Rozing
      Pages 219-228
    5. A. H. M. Taminiau, C. F. A. Bos
      Pages 229-230
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 231-235

About this book

Introduction

I am particularly pleased to be able to write the introduction to this book that resulted from a collaborative effort by the Radiology De­ partment, under the auspices of the Boerhaave Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education of the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Leiden and the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences at Van­ derbilt University. Magnetic resonance imaging affords the opportunity to interrogate organ and system structure and function in a nondestructive manner without se­ rious biological implications. Tissue contrast with this modality is ex­ quisite and inherently superior to that of x-ray computed tomography. The advances to improve signal capture, development of rapid data acquisition techniques, fabrication of more appropriate pulse sequences, and availa­ bility of contrast agents portend increased versatility and specificity of these studies. Despite the proliferation of numerous general and specialized texts, the developments in MRI occur at such a pace that data in these references are necessarily dated. The technical horizon of MRI is vast with almost li­ mitless possibilities of signal generation and plan reconstruction. Tissue contrast is so importantly affected by the coupling of signal generation and capture that collective experience of institutions and investigators is extremely important to the initiate and useful even to those indivi­ duals with the greatest clinical experience.

Keywords

Nervous System clinical application computed tomography (CT) diagnosis magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Editors and affiliations

  • Theo H. M. Falke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity Hospital LeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-3279-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7972-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3279-1
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