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Imaging of Interventional Therapies in Oncology: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Servet Tatli
  • Stuart G. Silverman
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Abstract

MRI is one of the main pillars of oncologic imaging and plays a vital role in the care of patients with cancer. Due to intrinsic proprieties such as superior soft tissue contrast resolution, multiplanar capability, functional imaging ability, and lack of ionizing radiation, MRI has become indispensible in the management of oncologic diseases. As the technology advances, its role will continue to expand at virtually every stage of patient care. In this chapter, we review the essential features of MRI in oncologic imaging and discuss the clinical use of MRI in the diagnosis, staging, treatment, and surveillance of common oncologic diseases. We also discuss recent and forthcoming advances in oncologic MRI.

Keywords

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Oncologic Imaging Multiplanar Capability Central Nervous System Cancer Soft Tissue Resolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Abdominal Imaging and InterventionBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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