Magnetic Resonance of Myelin, Myelination, and Myelin Disorders

  • Marjo S. van der Knaap
  • Jacob Valk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Marjo S. van der Knaap, Jacob Valk
    Pages 1-17
  3. Marjo S. van der Knaap, Jacob Valk
    Pages 18-21
  4. Marjo S. van der Knaap, Jacob Valk
    Pages 22-30
  5. Marjo S. van der Knaap, Jacob Valk
    Pages 31-52
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    Pages 53-57
  7. Marjo S. van der Knaap, Jacob Valk
    Pages 58-64
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    Pages 65-67
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    Pages 68-75
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    Pages 76-80
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    Pages 81-89
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    Pages 90-93
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    Pages 94-96
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    Pages 97-105
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    Pages 106-109
  16. Marjo S. van der Knaap, Jacob Valk
    Pages 121-123
  17. Marjo S. van der Knaap, Jacob Valk
    Pages 124-124
  18. Marjo S. van der Knaap, Jacob Valk
    Pages 129-139

About this book

Introduction

The first edition of this book was well received by readers and reviewers and we are very grateful for the positive reactions. We were convinced then, and even more now, that MRI and MRS have much to offer in diagnosis, therapy monitoring and research of hereditary and acquired myelin disorders. In the last few years, a great deal of new information has come available, concern­ ing the genetic basis of inborn errors of metabolism and neurodegenerative disor­ ders, the role of subcellular structures, the enzyme biochemistry, the pathophysio­ logical mechanisms of posthypoxic-ischemic cerebral damage, and the inflammato­ ry processes in infectious and inflammatory disorders. MR images of many rare disorders have become available, either in our own experience or published by other groups. MR spectroscopy could confirm its role in certain clinical applica­ tions. Because of these developments, it was necessary for us to rewrite the book almost completely. In some fields developments are so fast that we may not have caught all the latest developments. The pattern of the new approaches has, however, been established, making the assimilation of newly available information easy. We are extremely grateful for the help of colleagues to make this book as com­ plete as possible. The positive reactions of those from whom we requested MR pictures or other forms of support were of enormous encouragement to us during our efforts to complete this project. We hope this work will be as warmly welcomed by our colleagues as the first edition.

Keywords

Hereditary and acquired white matter disorders Magnetic resonance of white matter disorders Myelin disorders Mylination White matter disorders biology classification genetics magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnetic resonance spectroscopy molecular biology radiotherapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Marjo S. van der Knaap
    • 1
  • Jacob Valk
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Child NeurologyFree University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyFree University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03078-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03080-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03078-3
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