This ebook, “Advanced MR Neuroimaging: From Theory to Clinical Practice” is a must have for neurosurgeons, neuroimaging researchers and radiologists, neurologists, and physicists with an interest in advanced MR techniques. Over the last decade, some of the greatest achievements in the field of neuroimaging have been related to remarkable advances in magnetic resonance techniques, including perfusion, diffusion, functional MRI, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Such techniques have provided valuable insights into tissue metabolism, microstructure, microvasculature, and brain connectivity.
Previously available mostly in research environments, these techniques are now becoming part of everyday clinical practice in a plethora of clinical MR systems. Nevertheless, despite wider acceptance and growing interest, there remains a lack of a comprehensive body of knowledge on the subject, exploring the intrinsic complexity and physical difficulty of the techniques.
This etextbook focuses on the basic principles and theories of perfusion, diffusion, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and functional MRI. It also explores their clinical applications and places emphasis on the associated pitfalls and artifacts with a comprehensive and didactic approach.
This etextbook aims to bridge the gap between clinical practice and research applications. It will serve as an educational manual for neuroimaging researchers and radiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and physicists with an interest in advanced MR techniques. It will also be a useful reference text for experienced clinical scientists who wish to optimize their multi-parametric imaging approach.