This fourth edition of Abdominal–Pelvic MRI provides the reader with a significant update on earlier works. Modern diagnostic MRI relies on the practitioner′s ability to distinguish between diseases through pattern recognition and experience, and this landmark reference provides the most complete coverage of magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen and pelvis, with particular emphasis on illustrating benign, malignant and inflammatory lesions
Beginning with an introduction to relevant imaging physics, summary of contrast media for body imaging, and imaging protocols, the book is then organized by anatomic region. In order to regain a single volume the content focuses on providing high quality, representative illustrations of many entities and the accompanying text presents brief descriptions of pathophysiology followed by detailed discussion of the characteristics of the entities in the relevant organ or system.
Key features of the edition:
Supplies the reader with high quality examples of diagnoses and anatomy
Contains multiple brand new case figures
Includes discussion of new sequences, such as diffusion–weighted imaging and a new chapter on MR/PET
Considers important developments in using MRI imaging for the lung
Describes techniques and tips for controlling motion, including radial acquisition and shorter breath hold acquisition using techniques of multigradient parallel imaging in order to achieve high quality images
Offers practice advice and recommendations for contrast agents taking into account patient safety, efficacy, and cost
Develop a clear, confident, concept of the appearance of disease and understanding of abdominal–pelvic MRI with this essential resource.
Praise for earlier editions:
"This is an excellent text that includes a broad range of pathologic disorders related to the abdomen and pelvis and their imaging characteristics on MRI." Abdominal Imaging
"The coverage is truly comprehensive and there are numerous illustrations providing not just classic appearances of lesions but variants as well." NMR in Medicine
"This is, and will continue to be, my primary text for body MRI in the reading room and the inclusion of more and better quality images than the previous edition is wonderful." (Doody′s Health Services)
List of contributors, vii
1 Diagnostic approach to protocoling and interpreting magnetic resonance studies of the abdomen and pelvis, 1Puneet Sharma, Diego R. Martin, Brian M. Dale, Ersan Altun, and Richard C. Semelka
2 Liver, 39Larissa Braga, Ersan Altun, Diane Armao, and Richard C. Semelka
3 Gallbladder and biliary system, 395Ersan Altun, Fernanda Velloni, Mamdoh AlObaidy, Jorge Elias Jr, and Richard C. Semelka
4 Pancreas, 461Fernanda Velloni, Ersan Altun, Diane Armao, Jorge Elias Jr, and Richard C. Semelka
5 Spleen, 559Mamdoh AlObaidy, Ersan Altun, and Richard C. Semelka
6 Gastrointestinal tract, 593Diego R. Martin, Miguel Ramalho, António P. Matos, Ersan Altun, and Richard C. Semelka
7 Peritoneal cavity, 745Mamdoh AlObaidy, Ersan Altun, Jorge Elias Jr, and Richard C. Semelka
8 Adrenal glands, 791Miguel Ramalho, António Matos, Ersan Altun, and Richard C. Semelka
9 Kidneys, 851Miguel Ramalho, António Matos, Ersan Altun, Larissa Braga, and Richard C. Semelka
10 Retroperitoneum and body wall, 1005Mamdoh AlObaidy, Ersan Altun, and Richard C. Semelka
11 Bladder and nongender pelvis, 1097António Matos, Ersan Altun, and Richard C. Semelka
12 Male pelvis, 1135Joseph Yacoub, Aytekin Oto, Ersan Altun, and Richard C. Semelka
13 Female urethra and vagina, 1193Michèle A. Brown, Lara B. Eisenberg, and Richard C. Semelka
14 Uterus and cervix, 1213Michèle A. Brown, Caroline Reinhold, and Richard C. Semelka
15 Adnexa, 1263Michèle A. Brown, Susan M. Ascher, and Richard C. Semelka
16 Maternal conditions in pregnancy, 1309Joy Liau, Shaun R. Best, Richard C. Semelka, Michèle A. Brown, and Lorene E. Romine
17 Fetus, 1341Joy Liau, Richard C. Semelka, Michèle A. Brown, and Lorene E. Romine
18 Chest, 1389Ersan Altun, Kiran Reddy Busireddy, Katherine R. Birchard, and Richard C. Semelka
19 Contrast agents, 1425Ersan Altun, Diego R. Martin, and Richard C. Semelka
20 Magnetic resonance positron emission tomography, 1443Miguel Ramalho, Onofrio Catalano, Mamdoh AlObaidy, Ersan Altun, and Richard C. Semelka
Color plate section 1 falls between pages 1142 and 1143
Color plate section 2 falls between pages 1446 and 1447
Richard Semelka, MD, is Director of Magnetic Resonance Services, Professor, and Vice Chairman of Radiology at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill Medical School. He received his medical degree and residency training in radiology in his native Canada at the University of Manitoba, and completed a clinical research fellowship in MRI of the body at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Semelka has authored over 300 peer–reviewed articles, 12 textbooks including the Wiley Abdominal–Pelvic MRI and Current Clinical Imaging series and is an internationally acclaimed authority in the field.
Michele A Brown, MD is a Professor of Clinical Radiology at the University of California San Diego Health System. She is trained in all modalities of abdominal and pelvic imaging, including ultrasound, flouroscopy, CT, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and has special interest in MRI of the female pelvis. Her main current research activities involve MRI of the fetus and placenta, gynecologic malignancies, and benign conditions of the uterus, cervix, and ovaries. She is particularly experienced in the utilization of MRI for the diagnosis of placenta accreta and causes of maternal abdominal pain during pregnancy. Dr. Brown lectures internationally and is an active member of several professional societies, including the Society of Urological Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.
Ersan Altun, MD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology. He works as an attending radiologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Medical School. He received his medical degree and residency training in Radiology in is native Turkey at Marmara University in Istanbul. He completed a clinical fellowship in Abdominal Imaging and a clinical research fellowship in MRI of the Body at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Altun authored over 35 peer–reviewed articles, numerous books chapters and authored the book entitled Liver Imaging: MRI with CT Correlation, which is published in the Current Clinical Imaging Series of Wiley.