The progress of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as a clinical tool has been extraordinary, out-stripping the rate of development of any other imaging technique. There has been a huge increase in the practical applications of MRI Techniques and its uses look likely to extend even further with the development of high speed gradients and pulse sequences.
The Handbook of MRI Technique has proved highly successful in guiding the uninitiated through scanning techniques and helping more experienced technologists to improve image quality. The 3rd edition of this highly successful book has been fully revised and updated to consider new technologies and developments essential to good practice.
Now in full color throughout with over 200 illustrations this book will continue to appeal to radiographers new to MRI and regular users who are looking for information on alternative techniques and suggestions on protocol modifications.
For optimal knowledge of MR Imaging, look no further than this user-friendly guide.
Highly-experienced Technologists clearly explain everything you need to know - from the underlying science of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, to Image Evaluation, Interaction with Patients, and even Facility Management.
* Logical, pedagogical organization maximizes comprehension
* Crystal clear illustrations demystify even the most technical subjects
* Helpful tables quickly organize protocols and parameters
Here are just some of the topics covered:
* Basic physics
* Commonly-used pulse sequences and parameters
* Image interpretation
* Protocol development strategies
* Safety considerations
Contrast Media New to this edition:
* Advanced MR pulse sequences
* Updates on coil technology
* Angiographic imaging developments
* Improvements in contrast media studies
* Breast MRI advances
For its 4th Edition, the acclaimed MRI: Basic Principles and Applications has been rigorously revised, enabling readers to quickly master the principles and take advantage of all the latest MRI applications. Among the new materials are fresh and updated discussions on 3D Imaging, Real-Time Imaging, Cardiac Imaging, and Parallel Acquisition techniques. In addition, readers will find dozens of brand-new images to illustrate key concepts. Moreover, clinical protocols have been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect current methodologies.
Throughout the book, readers will find easy-to-follow coverage of all the latest findings, technologies, and techniques, including:
* Nephrotoxic effects of gadolinium-based contrast media
* New scan techniques, including radial scanning
* Parallel acquisition and cardiovascular imaging techniques
* New applications, including spin tagging and diffusion tensor imaging
* 3 Tesla and 7 Tesla scanning
* Hardware innovations, including large-scale array coils
* New motion compensation techniques
With its clear explanations and ample illustrations, this 4th Edition maintains all the hallmarks of the previous edition that have made this book a fixture in MRI labs around the world. Students and practitioners - from Physicians to Radiologists to Technicians - will gain a full, accurate understanding of the underlying physics and the clinical applications of MRI, all with a minimum of mathematical formulas and technical details.