Completely revised and updated 2nd edition
Diffusion tensor imaging (fractional anisotropy, color map and fiber tractography) has been added in each chapter
Numerous new cases with radiological and pathological images have been added
Includes new chapter on DWI of scalp and skull lesions
This practical-minded text helps the radiologist and the clinician understand diffusion-weighted MR imaging. The book’s 15 chapters range from basic principles to interpretation of diffusion-weighted MR imaging and specific disease. In this second edition, diffusion tensor imaging (fractional anisotropy, color map and fiber tractography) is covered and a new chapter, on "Diffusion-Weighted Imaging of Scalp and Skull Lesions," is included. The volume is updated by newly added cases acompanied by radiological and pathological images along with the most recent references. It is aimed at all those who are involved in neuroimaging, including: residents, fellows, staff, as well as neurologists and neurosurgeons.
Diffusion-weighted MR imaging is widely accepted as a means to identify acute infarction but also to differentiate many other pathologic conditions. Understanding diffusion-weighted imaging is important for radiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons as well as radiology technologists.
Clinicians (radiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons)
central nervous system imaging
diffusion weighted imaging
Table of contents
Principles of diffusion-weighted imaging.- Normal brain and artifacts.- Brain edema: Classification. Cytotoxic edema. Edema of neuron and glial cell. Intramyelinic edema. Axonal edema. Vasogenic edema.- Infarction: Arterial infarction. Venous infarction.- Dementia: Alzheimer's. Multi-infarct dementia. Other dementias. HIV dementia.- Hemorrhage.- Vasculitis/Vasculopathy: Behcet. Systemic lupus erythematosus. Posterior reversal encephalopathy syndrome. Drug induced.- Epilepsy: Postictal encephalopathy. Status epilepticus.- Demyelinating and degenerative diseases: ADEM. Multiple sclerosis. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.- Toxic and metabolic diseases: Drug-induced encephalopathy. Mitochondrial encephalopathy. Phenylketonuria. Osmotic myelinolysis. Marchiafava-Bignami disease.- Infectious diseases: Brain abscess. Extra-axial abscess. Encephalitis. Septic emboli.- Trauma: Diffuse axonal injury. Brain contusion.- Brain neoplasm: Epidermoid. Meningioma. Lymphoma. GBM. Metastasis. PNET.- Pediatrics.