With an incredible 2400 illustrations, and written by a multitude of international experts, this book provides a comprehensive overview of both the physics and the clinical applications of MRI, including practical guidelines for imaging. The authors define the importance of MRI in the diagnosis of several disease groups in comparison or combination with other methods. Chapters dealing with basic principles of MRI, MR spectroscopy (MRS), interventional MRI and functional MRI (fMRI) illustrate the broad range of applications for MRI. Both standard and cutting-edge applications of MRI are included. Material on molecular imaging and nanotechnology give glimpses into the future of the field.It is based on the different relaxation times T1 and T2 of the tissues, which depend on the complex interaction between the hydrogen nuclei and their surroundings. Compared to that, differences in proton densities (PD) are only of minor relevance, at least when considering soft tissues. ... the opportunity to enhance the image contrast between distinct tissues by cleverly selecting the type of sequence andanbsp;...
|Title||:||Magnetic Resonance Tomography|
|Author||:||Maximilian F Reiser, Wolfhard Semmler, Hedvig Hricak|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-12-05|