Neuroimaging: Clinical and Physical Principles is destined to be the new benchmark among text/reference books for neuroradiology. Unique among all similar titles is this book's complete coverage of ALL imaging modalities and techniques used in modern neuroimaging, from MR (including up-to-the minute developments in fast MR, MRA, and FLAIR), to CT, ultrasonography, angiography, plain film, and myelography. Many topics that are covered little if at all in standard neuroimaging texts are given complete, state-of-the-art descriptions in this book, including: imaging of the head, neck, temporal bone, orbit, and sinuses; normal variants; imaging of pediatric neurologic diseases and developmental anomalies; imaging of trauma to the head, brain, and spine; interventional techniques, both intracranial and spinal; and sedation of both adult and pediatric patients. The book is rounded out with complete coverage of the Physical Principles that underlie modern Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The ten chapters in this section provide everything the radiologist must know such as; the physical basics of MR and CT; MR and CT contrast agents and their applications; hardware and safety issues; image acquisition and artifacts; and more! Each chapter is organized to provide fast answers to everyday clinical problems. Numerous tables and lists summarize imaging protocols and differential diagnoses for rapid reference, while the text of each chapter provides a thorough review of the state of the art neuroimaging procedures. Chapters reveal potential imaging findings for numerous conditions and direct the reader towards the imaging technique that will reveal the most informative results under each circumstance.
- Covers all techniques from MR, including latest developments in fast MR, MRA, and FLAIR, to CT, ultrasonography, angiography, plain film and myelography - State-of-the-art descriptions of imaging of the head, neck, temporal bone orbit, sinuses, normal variants, developmental anomalies, trauma to the head, brain and spine, interventional techniques and sedation of both adult and paediatric patients
I Physical Principles: Computed Tomography.- 1 X-Ray Computed Tomography.- 2 CT: Clinical Applications and Contrast Agents.- II Physical Principles: Magnetic Resonance Imaging.- 3 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Principles.- 4A Basic Pulse Sequences.- 4B Data Acquisition and Image Formation.- 5 MRI Hardware, Signal-to-Noise Ratio, and Safety.- 6 Magnetic Resonance Angiography and Flow Imaging.- 7 Faster MRI.- 8 Magnetic Resonance Artifacts.- 9 MRI Contrast Agents.- 10 Hemorrhage.- III Clinical Principles: Normal Anatomy and Variants.- 11 Normal Variations of the Skull and Its Contents.- IV Brain and Skull.- 12 Skull Development and Abnormalities.- 13 Congenital Brain Anomalies.- 14 Perinatal Brain Injury.- 15 The Cerebrospinal Fluid Spaces.- 16 Normal Myelination, Demyelination, and Dysmyelinating Diseases in Pediatrics.- 17 The Phakomatoses.- 18 Head and Brain Trauma.- 19 Adult White Matter Disease.- 20 Stroke.- 21 Aneurysms.- 22 Vascular Malformations.- 23 Interventional Neuroradiology.- 24 Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases of the Brain and Spinal Cord.- 25 The Aging Brain and Neurodegenerative Disorders.- 26 Brain Tumors.- V Orbits, Paranasal Sinuses, and Skull Base.- 27 The Sella and Juxtasellar Region.- 28 The Orbit.- 29 The Temporal Bone.- 30 Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Temporomandibular Joint.- 31 Sinonasal Imaging.- VI Spine.- 32 Congenital Spine Anomalies.- 33 Myelography.- 34 Degenerative Diseases of the Spine.- 35 Interventional Techniques and Diagnostic Procedures of the Spine.- 36 Inflammatory Disease of the Spine.- 37 Spinal Trauma.- 38 Spinal Tumors.- Appendixes.- A Pediatric Sedation.- B Neuroimaging and Nuclear Medicine.- C Acronyms.