MRI Atlas of Pituitary Imaging focuses on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the imaging modality of choice for the evaluation of pituitary disorders, since it provides a detailed anatomy of the pituitary gland and surrounding structures, particularly the soft tissues. A basic understanding and interpretation of MRI is important for many clinicians outside of the field of radiology, especially endocrinologists who may receive limited formal training in such areas. This concise Atlas includes a brief review of the principles of magnetic resonance imaging and then reinforces these principles by utilizing a case-based approach to review various pituitary pathologies. The Atlas serves as a strong clinical teaching aid for endocrinologists, radiologists, and neurosurgeons in training. It also serves as a great reference for physicians who are currently in practice.
TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1.Introduction 2.Normal pituitary gland anatomy 3.MRI interpretation 4.Pituitary microadenoma 5.Pituitary macroadenoma 6.Atypical/ectopic adenomas 7.Large pituitary macroadenomas 8.Cystic pituitary adenoma 9.Cystic lesions 10.Pituicytoma 11.Chordoma 12.Empty sella 13.Germinoma 14.Craniopharyngioma 15.Meningioma 16.Pituitary hyperplasia 17.Anatomical variations 18.Pituitary stalk transection 19.Vascular lesions 20.Infiltrative pathology 21.Metastases 22.Primary pituitary lymphoma 23.Pituitary abscess 24.Pituitary apoplexy 25.Post-operative sellar changes 26.Volume averaging 27.CT sella