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MRI Parameters and Positioning

£40.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783131305824
Publication Date: February 2010

Second edition of a well-known, concise how-to manual of standardized protocols for all routine MRI applications

Packed with information on the practical aspects of MRI, this user-friendly text covers everything from advice on optimal positioning of patients to recommendations for setting the appropriate scanning parameters.

Each consistently organized chapter follows the chronology of a standard procedure - the authors present essential information on preparation and necessary materials first. Then they skilfully guide the readers through special considerations in positioning and coil selection, protocols for conducting the exam, examples of various sequences, and possible modifications. Numerous tips, tricks, and pointers explain how to avoid potential complications.

Highlights of the second edition:

  • 340 high-quality MRI scans and anatomical drawings
  • New and expanded sections on MR angiography of pulmonary arteries and pelvic and leg vessels; the CARE Bolus Technique; whole-body MRI; and more
  • Information on the latest protocols for MR urography, cholangiography, and colonography
  • Consistent chapter structure for maximum accessibility on the job and at the MRI workstation
  • Each section contains plenty of space on each page for personal notes

A guide to the most important MRI studies, the second edition of MRI Parameters and Positioning is an indispensable companion for all radiologists, radiology residents, and radiologic technologists.

1)Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Head, Neck, Chest
Brain and Skull
Modifications
-Ruling Out Bleeding
-Neurocranium After Surgery
-Inner Ear
-Epilepsy
Orbit
Sella
Soft Tissues of the Neck
Chest
Modifications
-Chest MRI with Gd-DTPA
-MRI of the Chest Wall and Mediastinum
Sternum
Modifications
-Contrast MRI of the Sternum
Breast
2) Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Abdomen, Pelvis
Upper Abdomen/Liver
Modifications
-Liver MRI with Superpara- magnetic Contrast Agent
-MRI of the Liver with Gd-DTPA
Biliary Tree
Small Intestine (Hydro-MRI)
Modifications
-MRI of the Small Intestine
Pancreas
Modifications
-Biliary Tree and Pancreatic Duct
-Dynamic Contrast Series
-Secretin-Enhanced MR Pancreatography
Kidney
Modifications
MR Urography
Adrenal Gland
Modifications
-Dynamic Series
Pelvis
Modifications
-Uterus, Vagina, Bladder
-Prostate
-Pelvic Outlet Measurements (Sizing the Birth Canal)
Testes
3) Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Bones, Joints
Temporomandibular Joint
Shoulder
Modifications
-Indirect Arthrography of the Shoulder
Upper Arm
Elbow
Modifications
-Indirect Arthrography of the Elbow
Forearm
Wrist
Modifications
-Indirect Arthrography of the Wrist
Finger
Hip
Thigh
Knee
Modifications
-Enhanced MRI of the Knee
-Indirect Arthrography
Lower Leg
Ankle
Modifications
-Technical Study Modification: Imaging of the Cartilage
-Indirect Arthrography of the Ankle
-MRI of the Achilles Tendon
-Enhanced MRI of the Ankle
Forefoot
Modifications
-Enhanced MRI of the Forefoot
4) Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Spine
Cervical Spine
Modifications
-Suspected Tumor, Suspected Spondylodiskitis, Abscess
-Suspected Disseminated Encephalomyelitis or Syringomyelia
-Trauma, Suspected Fracture
Thoracic Spine
Modifications
-Suspected Tumor or Spondylodiskitis, Abscess
-Trauma, Suspected Fracture
Lumbar Spine
Modifications
-After Lumbar Disk Surgery Suspected Tumor or Spondylodiskitis, Abscess
-Trauma, Suspected Fracture
-Sacroiliac Joints
5) Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Cervical Vessels
Thoracic Aorta
Arteries of the Upper Arm
Arteries of the Forearm
Arteries of the Hand
Abdominal Aorta
Renal Arteries
Arteries of the Pelvis and Lower Extremity
Double-Bolus Technique
-Lower Leg
-Iliofemoral Region
Modifications
-Table Travel
References
Glossary
Appendix
Index

What a clever and practical book is MRI Parameters and Positioning. This is the ideal book for the beginning magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technologist...a great textbook...helpful...makes it easy to access information on any area of the body quickly and efficiently...important but simple directives for positioning...Great stuff!...The appendix alone is truly a treasure...an artfully and thoughtfully presentedd chart of MR acronyms for the major manufacturers...strongly recommend[ed].--Radiologic Technology

"Encompasses all aspects of obtaining various MRI sequences...extremely well done and user friendly...written in easy to understand concepts...useful...The anatomcial drawings were very helpful with illustrating the area that needed to be covered, as well as, positioning for various planes...shared tips and tricks...this book did an exceptional job at conveying to the reader what was pertinent about each protocol...flowed very easily.. .a great source of information."--American Journal of Roentgenology

"A "recipe book" presenting protocols for most major studies in MR images...The book has a small pocket book format, and is therefore easy to bring along...very welcome for those starting an MR practice...absolutely recommendable."--Acta Radiologica

"This concise manual for radiologists, residents, and technologists details standardized protocols for all routine MRI applications, from the optimal positioning of patients to setting the appropriate scanning parameters." -- Booknews

”Overall, I found this book to be a valuable reference and would highly recommend it.” Radiology July 2011

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