Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Methods and Biologic Applications

  • Pottumarthi V. Prasad

Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMM, volume 124)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Barjor Gimi
      Pages 59-84
  3. Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Eric T. Ahrens, Mangala Srinivas, Saverio Capuano, Hyagriv N. Simhan, Gerald P. Schatten
      Pages 87-101
    3. Susumu Mori, Jiangyang Zhang, Jeff W. M. Bulte
      Pages 129-147
  4. Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Ikuhiro Kida, Fahmeed Hyder
      Pages 175-195
    3. Pottumarthi V. Prasad
      Pages 197-224
    4. Michael Horn
      Pages 225-248
  5. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Arvind P. Pathak
      Pages 279-297
    3. Matthew D. Silva, Sudeep Chandra
      Pages 299-322
  6. Novel Contrast Agents and Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Shelton D. Caruthers, Patrick M. Winter, Samuel A. Wickline, Gregory M. Lanza
      Pages 387-400
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 441-447

About this book


Even as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has matured into an invaluable diagnostic tool, it has also become a key experimental tool in biological research, where it demonstrates special sensitivity to a plethora of physiological factors, as well as a capacity for use all the way from cellular suspensions to in vivo human studies. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Methods and Biologic Applications, leading experts in the use of MRI from both academia and industry explain its basic principles and demonstrate its power to understand biological processes with numerous cutting-edge applications. To illustrate its capability to reveal exquisite anatomical detail, the authors discuss MRI applications to developmental biology, mouse phenotyping, and fiber architecture. MRI can also provide information about organ and tissue function based on endogenous contrast mechanisms. Examples of brain, kidney, and cardiac function are included, as well as applications to neuro- and tumor pathophysiology. In addition, the volume demonstrates the use of exogenous contrast material in functional assessment of the lung, noninvasive evaluation of tissue pH, the imaging of metabolic activity or gene expression that occur on a molecular level, and cellular labeling using superparamagnetic iron oxide contrast agents.
Cutting-edge and user-friendly, Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Methods and Biologic Applications illuminates for biological scientists the basic principles of MRI and shows how it can be used successfully to solve important biological problems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pottumarthi V. Prasad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyEvanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston and Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern UniversityChicago, IL

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-397-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-010-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1543-1894
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6037
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