Neuroimaging, Part Two, a volume in The Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, illustrates how neuroimaging is rapidly expanding its reach and applications in clinical neurology. It is an ideal resource for anyone interested in the study of the nervous system, and is useful to both beginners in various related fields and to specialists who want to update or refresh their knowledge base on neuroimaging.
This second volume covers imaging of the adult spine and peripheral nervous system, as well as pediatric neuroimaging. In addition, it provides an overview of the differential diagnosis of the most common imaging findings, such as ring enhancement on MRI, and a review of the indications for imaging in the most frequent neurological syndromes.
The volume concludes with a review of neuroimaging in experimental animals and how it relates to neuropathology. It brings broad coverage of the topic using many color images to illustrate key points. Contributions from leading global experts are collated, providing the broadest view of neuroimaging as it currently stands.
For a number of neurological disorders, imaging is not only critical for diagnosis, but also for monitoring the effect of therapies, with the entire field moving from curing diseases to preventing them. Most of the information contained in this volume reflects the newness of this approach, pointing to the new horizon in the study of neurological disorders.
- Provides a relevant description of the technologies used in neuroimaging, such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and several others
- Discusses the application of these techniques to the study of brain and spinal cord disease
- Explores the indications for the use of these techniques in various syndromes
Section III Spinal Diseases 32. Functional anatomy of the spine 33. Neuroimaging of spine tumors 34. Vascular disease of the spine 35. Infection 36. Non-infectious inflammatory disorders 37. Imaging of trauma of the spine 38. Metabolic and hereditary myelopathies 39. Degenerative spine disease Section IV Diseases of the Peripheral Nervous System 40. Peripheral Nerves 41. Muscle: MRI 42. Muscle: Ultrasound Section V Neurological Syndromes of the Adult: When and How to Image 43 Sudden Neurological Deficit 44.Pituitary imaging 45. Visual Impairment 46. Vertigo and Hearing Loss 47. Progressive Weakness or Numbness of Central or Peripheral Origin 48. Gait and balance disorders 49. Movement Disorders 50. Cognitive or Behavioral Impairment 51. Epilepsy 52. Myelopathy 53. Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy Section VI Differential Diagnosis of Imaging Findings 54. Structural Imaging of the Brain: MRI, CT 55. Vascular Imaging: ultrasound 56. Diffusion tensor imaging and functional MRI Section VII Pediatric Neuroimaging 57. Normal development 58. Congenital anomalies of the brain and spine 59. Tumors 60. Vascular disease 61. Infections 62. Trauma 63. Metabolic, endocrine and other genetic disorders 64. Cerebrospinal fluid circulation disorders 65. Indications for the performance of neuroimaging in children Section VIII Interventional Neuroimaging 66. Endovascular Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke 67. Endovascular treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms 68. Endovascular treatment of vascular malformations Section IX Neuropathology and Experimental Models 69. Postmortem imaging and neuropathologic correlations with imaging
Joseph C. Masdeu, MD, PhD holds the Graham Family Distinguished Endowed Chair in Neurological Sciences at the Houston Methodist Institute of Academic Medicine and leads the Nantz National Alzheimer Center and Neuroimaging at the Houston Methodist Neurological and Research Institutes. He is Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Masdeu is interested in the application of neuroimaging tools, including new molecular neuroimaging markers, to the study of neurodegenerative brain disorders. By clarifying disease mechanisms and providing quantifiable markers of disease progression, this research will lead to the production of new medications and greatly facilitate the testing of new therapies in smaller and better characterized patient samples.
A native of Spain, where he became certified in Psychiatry after his MD degree at the University of Madrid, Dr. Masdeu is a US citizen who completed residency training in Chicago and was certified in Neurology by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry in 1976. He was a fellow in Neuropathology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital of Harvard Medical School in 1976-77. In the 1980s, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York, he directed the Alzheimer research component of a Program Project on Aging and Dementia. From 1991-2000 he was the Chairman of Neurology at the New York Medical College. He was Professor of Neurology and Director of Neurosciences at the University of Navarra Medical School, in Pamplona, Spain, from 2000-2008 and a Senior Staff Physician and Scientist at the Section of Integrative Neuroimaging of the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch of the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIMH) from 2008-2014. He is the author of 142 peer-reviewed papers, 61 book chapters, and of seven books, including "Localization in Clinical Neurology,? now in its 6th edition. With a longstanding interest in neuroimaging, he is chairman of the Neuroimaging Research Group of the World Federation of Neurology. He has been a director of the American Academy of Neurology and president of the American Society of Neuroimaging. Since 2007 he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuroimaging.
Gonzalez, R. Gilberto
Dr. R. Gilberto González is Chief of Neuroradiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Radiology at the Harvard Medical School. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in biophysical chemistry from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He did post doctoral work in molecular biophysics at the Francis Bitter National Magnet Lab at MIT. His clinical training included an internship in medicine and a residency in radiology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and a neuroradiology fellowship at the MGH. He has published over 200 original, peer-reviewed scientific papers, over 100 chapters and reviews, and 3 books. He has published in the areas of ischemic stroke, brain tumors, cerebral hemorrhage, AIDS dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and has received research funding from the NIH, foundations and medical enterprises. He has given over 150 invited lectures at universities and at scientific meetings in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He has received several honors including the Outstanding Researcher Award from the American Society of Neuroradiology, and has given the Taveras (Harvard), Newton (UCSF) and Wood (UNC) Lectures. He has reviewed grant applications as a member of NIH study sections and for several scientific organizations. Dr. González has been on the editorial board of the American Journal of Neuroradiology and Neurosurgery and is an ad hoc reviewer for many journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Radiology and Stroke. He lives in Cambridge with his wife Michele, an atmospheric chemist, and their 2 daughters Susan and Ana.