Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging: Applications in the Body

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Dow-Mu Koh, Harriet C. Thoeny
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 13, 2010 - Medical - 299 pages
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It is a great privilege to introduce this book devoted to the current and future roles in research and clinical practice of another exciting new development in MRI: Diffusi- weighted MR imaging. This new, quick and non-invasive technique, which requires no contrast media or i- izing radiation, offers great potential for the detection and characterization of disease in the body as well as for the assessment of tumour response to therapy. Indeed, whereas DW-MRI is already ? rmly established for the study of the brain, progress in MR techn- ogy has only recently enabled its successful application in the body. Although the main focus of this book is on the role of DW-MRI in patients with malignant tumours, n- oncological emerging applications in other conditions are also discussed. The editors of this volume, Dr. D. M. Koh and Prof. H. Thoeny, are internationally well known for their pioneering work in the ? eld and their original contributions to the l- erature on DW-MRI of the body. I am very much indebted to them for the enthusiasm and engagement with which they prepared and edited this splendid volume in a record short time for our series Medical Radiology – Diagnostic section.
 

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Contents

Principles and Background
4
CONTENTS
7
DWMRI Assessment of Treatment Response
11
Techniques and Optimization 19
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Image Evaluation
33
NonOncological Applications in the Body
49
Evaluation of Organ Function
69
DWMRI Assessment of Diffuse Liver Disease
85
DWMRI for Disease Characterization in the Pelvis
143
DWMRI Assessment of Cancer Response to Chemoradiation
157
Evaluation of Lymph Nodes Using DWMRI 187
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Evaluation of Malignant Bone Disease Using DWMRI
207
A Look into the Future
255
The Potential of DWMRI as an Imaging Biomarker in Clinical Trials
281
Subject Index 293
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DWMRI for Disease Characterization in the Abdomen 117
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