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The Physics of Clinical MR Taught Through Images

£53.50

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781626234277
Publication Date: May 2018

The Physics of Clinical MR Taught Through Images Fourth Edition by Val Runge, Wolfgang Nitz, and Johannes Heverhagen presents a unique and highly practical approach to understanding the physics of magnetic resonance imaging. Each physics topic is described in user-friendly language and accompanied by high-quality graphics and/or images. The visually rich format provides a readily accessible tool for learning, leveraging, and mastering the powerful diagnostic capabilities of MRI.

Key Features

  • More than 700 images, anatomical drawings, clinical tables, charts, and diagrams, including magnetization curves and pulse sequencing, facilitate acquisition of highly technical content.
  • Eight systematically organized sections cover core topics: hardware and radiologic safety; basic image physics; basic and advanced image acquisition; flow effects; techniques specific to the brain, heart, liver, breast, and cartilage; management and reduction of artifacts; and improvements in MRI diagnostics and technologies.
  • Cutting-edge topics including contrast-enhanced MR angiography, spectroscopy, perfusion, and advanced parallel imaging/data sparsity techniques.
  • Discussion of groundbreaking hardware and software innovations, such as MR-PET, 7 T, interventional MR, 4D flow, CAIPIRINHA, radial acquisition, simultaneous multislice, and compressed sensing.
  • A handy appendix provides a quick reference of acronyms, which often differ from company to company.

The breadth of coverage, rich visuals, and succinct text make this manual the perfect reference for radiology residents, practicing radiologists, researchers in MR, and technologists.

Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Section I. Hardware
    • 1 Components of an MR Scanner
    • 2 MR Safety: Static Magnetic Field
    • 3 MR Safety: Gradient Magnetic and Radiofrequency Fields
    • 4 Radiofrequency Coils
    • 5 Multichannel Coil Technology: Part 1
    • 6 Multichannel Coil Technology: Part 2
    • 7 Open MR Systems
    • 8 Magnetic Field Effects At 3 T and Beyond
    • 9 Mid-Field, High-Field, and Ultra-High-Field (1.5, 3, 7 T)
    • 10 Advanced Receiver Coil Design
    • 11 Advanced Multidimensional RF Transmission Design
  • Section II. Basic Imaging Physics
    • 12 Imaging Basics: k-space, Raw Data, Image Data
    • 13 Image Resolution: Pixel and Voxel Size
    • 14 Imaging Basics: Signal-to-Noise Ratio
    • 15 Imaging Basics: Contrast-to-Noise Ratio
    • 16 Signal-to-Noise Ratio versus Contrast-to-Noise Ratio
    • 17 Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Clinical 3 T
    • 18 Slice Orientation
    • 19 Multislice Imaging and Concatenations
    • 20 Number of Averages
    • 21 Slice Thickness
    • 22 Slice Profile
    • 23 Slice Excitation Order (in Fast Spin Echo Imaging)
    • 24 Field of View (Overview)
    • 25 Field of View (Phase Encoding Direction)
    • 26 Matrix Size: Readout
    • 27 Matrix Size: Phase Encoding
    • 28 Partial Fourier
    • 29 Image Interpolation (Zero Filling)
    • 30 Specific Absorption Rate
  • Section III. Basic Image Acquisition
    • 31 T1, T2, and Proton Density
    • 32 Calculating T1 and T2 Relaxation Times (Calculated Images)
    • 33 Spin Echo Imaging
    • 34 Fast Spin Echo Imaging
    • 35 Fast Spin Echo: Reduced Refocusing Angle
    • 36 Driven-Equilibrium Fourier Transformation (DEFT)
    • 37 Reordering: Phase Encoding
    • 38 Magnetization Transfer
    • 39 Half Acquisition Single-Shot Turbo Spin Echo (HASTE)
    • 40 Spoiled Gradient Echo
    • 41 Refocused (Steady State) Gradient Echo
    • 42 Echo Planar Imaging
    • 43 Inversion Recovery: Part 1
    • 44 Inversion Recovery: Part 2
    • 45 Fluid-Attenuated IR with Fat Saturation (FLAIR FS)
    • 46 Fat Suppression: Spectral Saturation
    • 47 Water Excitation, Fat Excitation
    • 48 Fat Suppression: Short Tau Inversion Recovery (STIR)
    • 49 Fat Suppression: Phase Cycling
    • 50 Fat Suppression: Dixon
    • 51 3D Imaging: Basic Principles
    • 52 Contrast Media: Gadolinium Chelates with Extracellular Distribution
    • 53 Contrast Media: Gd Chelates with Improved Relaxivity
    • 54 Contrast Media: Other Agents (Non-Gadolinium)
  • Section IV. Advanced Image Acquisition
    • 55 Dual-Echo Steady State (DESS)
    • 56 Balanced Gradient Echo: Part 1
    • 57 Balanced Gradient Echo: Part 2
    • 58 PSIF: The Backward-Running FISP
    • 59 Constructive Interference in a Steady State (CISS)
    • 60 TurboFLASH
    • 61 PETRA (UTE)
    • 62 3D Imaging: MP-RAGE
    • 63 3D Imaging: SPACE
    • 64 Susceptibility-Weighted Imaging
    • 65 Volume Interpolated Breath-Hold Examination (VIBE)
    • 66 Diffusion-Weighted Imaging
    • 67 Multi-Shot EPI
    • 68 Diffusion Tensor Imaging
    • 69 Blood Oxygen Level-Dependent (BOLD) Imaging: Theory
    • 70 Blood Oxygen Level-Dependent (BOLD) Imaging: Applications
    • 71 Proton Spectroscopy (Theory)
    • 72 Proton Spectroscopy (Chemical Shift Imaging)
    • 73 Simultaneous Multislice
  • Section V. Flow
    • 74 Flow Effects: Fast and Slow Flow
    • 75 Phase Imaging: Flow
    • 76 2D Time-of-Flight MRA
    • 77 3D Time-of-Flight MRA
    • 78 Flip Angle, TR, MT, and Field Strength (in 3D TOF MRA)
    • 79 Phase Contrast MRA
    • 80 4D Flow MRI
    • 81 Advanced Non-Contrast MRA Techniques
    • 82 Contrast-Enhanced MRA: Basics; Renal, Abdomen
    • 83 Contrast-Enhanced MRA: Carotid Arteries
    • 84 Contrast-Enhanced MRA: Peripheral Circulation
    • 85 Dynamic CE-MRA (TWIST)
    • 86 Dynamic Susceptibility Perfusion Imaging
    • 87 Arterial Spin Labeling
  • Section VI. Tissue-Specific Techniques
    • 88 Brain Segmentation, Quantitative MR Imaging
    • 89 Cardiac Morphology
    • 90 Cardiac Function
    • 91 Cardiac Imaging: Myocardial Perfusion
    • 92 Cardiac Imaging: Myocardial Viability
    • 93 T1/T2/T2* Quantitative Parametric Mapping in the Heart
    • 94 MR Mammography: Dynamic Imaging
    • 95 MR Mammography: Silicone
    • 96 Hepatic Fat Quantification
    • 97 Hepatic Iron Quantification
    • 98 Elastography
    • 99 Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
    • 100 Cartilage Mapping
  • Section VII. Artifacts, Including Those Due to Motion, and the Reduction Thereof
    • 101 Aliasing
    • 102 Truncation Artifacts
    • 103 Motion: Ghosting and Smearing
    • 104 Motion Reduction: Triggering, Gating, Navigator Echoes
    • 105 Abdomen: Motion Correction
    • 106 BLADE (PROPELLER)
    • 107 TWIST VIBE
    • 108 Radial VIBE (StarVIBE)
    • 109 GRASP
    • 110 Filtering Images (to Reduce Artifacts)
    • 111 Geometric Distortion
    • 112 Chemical Shift: Sampling Bandwidth
    • 113 Artifacts: Magnetic Susceptibility
    • 114 Maximizing Magnetic Susceptibility
    • 115 Artifacts: Metal
    • 116 Minimizing Metal Artifacts
    • 117 Gradient Moment Nulling
    • 118 Spatial Saturation
    • 119 Shaped Saturation
    • 120 Advanced Slice/Sub-Volume Shimming
    • 121 Flow Artifacts
  • Section VIII. Further Improving Diagnostic Quality, Technologic Innovation
    • 122 Faster and Stronger Gradients: Part 1
    • 123 Faster and Stronger Gradients: Part 2
    • 124 Faster and Stronger Gradients: Part 3
    • 125 Image Composing
    • 126 Filtering Images (to Improve SNR)
    • 127 Parallel Imaging: Part 1
    • 128 Parallel Imaging: Part 2
    • 129 CAIPIRINHA
    • 130 Zoomed EPI
    • 131 Compressed Sensing
    • 132 Cardiovascular Imaging: Compressed Sensing
    • 133 Interventional MR
    • 134 7 T Brain
    • 135 7 T Knee
    • 136 Continuous Moving Table
    • 137 Integrated Whole-Body MR-PET
    • 138 3D Evaluation: Image Post-Processing
    • 139 Automatic Image Alignment
    • 140 Workflow Optimization
  • Section IX. Appendix
    • 141 Acronyms
  • Index

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