ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Uses a pattern-based approach to provide readers with a thorough knowledge of MRI findings of diseases of the bone marrow, especially malignancies
- Excellent guide to differential diagnosis
- Of value not only to radiologists but also to clinicians requiring up-to-date knowledge as a basis for therapeutic decisions
MRI is the only imaging modality that directly visualizes bone marrow, a common site of hematologic malignancies and secondary deposits of solid primary neoplasms. Differential diagnosis of such entities from benign processes that may affect the bone marrow is very important for treatment decision making. This book aims to provide radiologists – both residents and specialists – with a thorough knowledge of MRI findings of various diseases of the bone marrow, especially those of a malignant nature. In order to achieve this goal, a pattern-based approach is used. First, normal bone marrow appearances are discussed with an emphasis on age-related changes and non-age-related variations. Next, MR patterns of bone marrow involvement are analyzed and the various pathologies discussed. An individual chapter is specifically devoted to common issues in differential diagnosis. Finally, imaging algorithms based on pattern recognition are provided. In addition to radiologists, clinicians (in particular oncologists and hematologists) will find this book to be an invaluable reference since it provides all the up-to-date knowledge necessary to make the most appropriate therapeutic decisions.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Differential diagnosis - Diffuse and focal patterns - Magnetic resonance imaging -Pattern recognition - Treatment decision making
Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Oncology & Hematology - Radiology
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Anatomy and Function of the Normal Bone Marrow.- Chapter 2 How to Image the Bone Marrow.- Chapter 3 MRI of the Normal Bone Marrow, 3.1 Age-Related changes, 3.2 Non-Age-Related Variations.- Chapter 4 MRI of the Abnormal Bone Marrow: Patterns of Involvement.- Chapter 5 MRI of the Abnormal Bone Marrow: Focal Pattern, 5.1 Primary Bone Tumors, 5.2 Metastases (Focal Involvement), 5.3 Hematologic Malignancies (Focal Involvement), 5.4 Osteomyelitis, 5.5 Miscellaneous.- Chapter 6 MRI of the Abnormal Bone Marrow: Diffuse Pattern, 6.1 Metastases (Diffuse Involvement), 6.2 Hematologic Malignancies (Diffuse Involvement), 6.3 Miscellaneous.- Chapter 7 MRI of the Treated Bone Marrow.- Chapter 8 Common Differential Diagnostic Issues, 8.1 Benign Versus Malignant Fracture, 8.2 Tumor Relapse Versus Post-treatment Changes.- The Deal Closer: An Imaging Algorithm for Bone Marrow Disorders.- Index.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Lia Angela Moulopoulos is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Athens Medical School. She has published extensively in leading medical journals on the subject of bone marrow disorders and has written many chapters in books on the same subject. Vasilios Koutoulidis is a lecturer in Radiology at the University of Athens Medical School with a special interest in MR imaging and oncologic imaging. He is the co-author of more than 20 PubMed-indexed articles and has written chapters in various Greek multi-author medical textbooks.