Few advances in MR imaging have had the impact degenerative neurologic disorders, white matter d- that dif usion-weighted (DW) imaging has had in the eases, toxic/metabolic disorders, and tumors. As one evaluation of brain. From the time of the early de- can easily see from the table of contents, the authors scriptions by LeBihan and colleagues of the ability have systematically covered all major areas of neu- to image and measure the micromovement of water radiology. T is will allow cross-referencing to pr- molecules in the brain to the present time, dif usion lematic cases which one may encounter. Additionally, imaging and its derivatives have made an impact in knowledge of what represents a normal adult brain the evaluation of multiple disease processes, primar- and a normal developing brain along with an exp- ily in ischemia, but also in other conditions of the nation of artifacts seen in DW imaging makes this a brain. In most medical centers dif usion imaging is valuable book. It is noteworthy that the authors have no longer considered a sequence to be used in spe- chosen to abundantly illustrate the clinical material, cial circumstances, but rather it is employed as part drawing on pathologic correlations in a number of of routine MR imaging of the brain. Because the in- areas.
Completely revised and updated 2nd edition
Diffusion tensor imaging (fractional anisotropy, color map and fiber tractography) has been added in each chapter
Numerous new cases with radiological and pathological images have been added
Includes new chapter on DWI of scalp and skull lesions
Basics of Diffusion Measurements by MRI.- Diffusion-Weighted and Tensor Imaging of the Normal Brain.- Pitfalls and Artifacts of DW Imaging.- Brain Edema.- Infarction.- Intracranial Hemorrhage.- Vasculopathy and Vasculitis.- Epilepsy.- Demyelinating and Degenerative Disease.- Toxic and Metabolic Disease.- Infectious Diseases.- Trauma.- Brain Neoplasms.- Pediatrics.- Scalp and Skull Lesions.- How to Use This Book.