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Bone Marrow MRI

A Pattern-Based Approach

  • Lia Angela Moulopoulos
  • Vassilis Koutoulidis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lia Angela Moulopoulos, Vassilis Koutoulidis
    Pages 1-6
  3. Lia Angela Moulopoulos, Vassilis Koutoulidis
    Pages 7-23
  4. Lia Angela Moulopoulos, Vassilis Koutoulidis
    Pages 25-34
  5. Lia Angela Moulopoulos, Vassilis Koutoulidis
    Pages 35-56
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    Pages 57-99
  7. Lia Angela Moulopoulos, Vassilis Koutoulidis
    Pages 101-114
  8. Lia Angela Moulopoulos, Vassilis Koutoulidis
    Pages 115-126
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  10. Lia Angela Moulopoulos, Vassilis Koutoulidis
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  11. Lia Angela Moulopoulos, Vassilis Koutoulidis
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 167-172

About this book

Introduction

 

MRI provides the best means of imaging the bone marrow directly and of non-invasively assessing its composition. Normal age-related bone marrow changes, alterations related to red marrow reconversion, and pathological bone marrow processes generally conform to certain patterns that reflect the underlying marrow changes and can be clearly recognized on MR images. In addition to conventional pulse sequences, advanced MRI techniques such as Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI and Diffusion-Weighted Imaging depict marrow changes at the microvascular and cellular level respectively.

This book provides radiologists with in-depth information on the MRI appearances of normal, abnormal and treated marrow following a structured, pattern-based approach. MRI findings for various diseases that affect the bone marrow, particularly those of a malignant nature, are presented in detail. MRI pattern recognition not only offers a systematic approach to image interpretation and diagnosis but also has prognostic implications with regard to some disease entities. Each chapter includes a wealth of high-quality images, together with Key Points summarizing the most important information.

In addition to radiologists, practitioners with an interest in hematology and oncology will find this textbook-atlas to be a valuable resource for the latest, clinically relevant advances in bone marrow imaging.  

Keywords

Differential diagnosis Diffuse and focal patterns Magnetic resonance imaging Pattern recognition Treatment decision making

Authors and affiliations

  • Lia Angela Moulopoulos
    • 1
  • Vassilis Koutoulidis
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor of Radiology and Chair, 1st Department of RadiologyUniversity of Athens School of MedicineAthensGreece
  2. 2.Assistant Professor of Radiology, 1st Department of RadiologyUniversity of Athens School of MedicineAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-5316-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5315-1
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5316-8
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