PET and SPECT in Neurology

PET and SPECT in Neurology

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PET and SPECT in Neurology highlight the combined expertise of renowned authors whose dedication to the investigation of neurological disorders through nuclear medicine technology has achieved international recognition. Classical neurodegenerative disorders are discussed as well as cerebrovascular disorders, brain tumors, epilepsy, head trauma, coma, sleeping disorders and inflammatory and infectious diseases of the CNS. The latest results in nuclear brain imaging are detailed. Most chapters are written jointly by a clinical neurologist and a nuclear medicine specialist to ensure a multidisciplinary approach. This state-of-the-art compendium will be valuable not only to neurologists and radiologists/nuclear medicine specialists but also to interested general practitioners and geriatricians. It is the second volume of a trilogy on PET and SPECT imaging in the neurosciences, the other volumes covering PET and SPECT in psychiatry and in neurobiological systems.A tissue type with a high proton density such as water will produce a high MR signal and appear bright, while tissues containing few protons will generate a low signal and appear dark. SE sequences are especially suited for acquiring images of the same slice with different contrast. Generating a ... This is however at the expense of longer acquisition times compared to standard T1-weighted sequences.

Title:PET and SPECT in Neurology
Author:Rudi A.J.O. Dierckx, Andreas Otte, Erik F.J. de Vries, Aren van Waarde, Klaus L. Leenders
Publisher:Springer - 2014-06-02


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