Handbook of MRI Technique / Edition 3

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This book provides a comprehensive guide to scanning techniques, which will be of practical use to technologists, radiographers and radiologists involved in MRI.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Mark Todd Eastberg, RT (R)(MR)(Froedtert Hospital)
Description: This MRI handbook is divided into two main sections covering practical concepts of MRI and examination. The previous edition was published in 1999.
Purpose: The purpose is to outline scanning techniques and protocols in MRI and to provide a step-by-step guide to imaging every part of the body. The book is a must for technologists studying for the MRI Registry.
Audience: It is most appropriate for technologists who have had experience in MRI and it would be beneficial for residents, fellows, and practitioners. Chapters 2-5 would be helpful for practitioners who have little knowledge in the field of MRI.
Features: The book treats the subject in depth and the authors have done a wonderful job of explaining the many trade-offs in MRI, which is not easy to do. The many illustrations and images are the best I've seen. The book goes into a bit too much depth for readers without practical exposure to scanning, but using it conjunction with the author's book, MRI in Practice, 3rd edition (Blackwell Publishing, 2005), would make it easier for those learning MRI. This handbook will be very helpful for technologists who are studying for the MRI board exam.
Assessment: The third edition is necessary because of the many recent software and hardware upgrades and advances in the field. It is a user-friendly and practical book that I will be able to use throughout my career.
Steven Censky
This book is very well thought out and logically arranged. The technical information and illustrations are concise and very informative. This is a second edition; the first one was printed in 1994. The purpose is to provide a guide and reference to MRI technologists that will be informative and useful on a daily basis, rather than a book that is read and then placed on the shelf for only occasional use. The second edition is more comprehensive and informative, and the author does an excellent job of building on the first edition. The objectives are important and necessary at this time in the rapidly changing environment of MRI. The author did a fine job of meeting the stated objectives. This book is written in simple, understandable terms for both MRI technologists and radiologists. Unless he or she is familiar with MRI terminology, the material covered might be difficult for a radiographer who does not have a prior background in the modality to understand. The contributors are credible in the area of MRI and the subject matter presented. The author covers all aspects of MRI scanning including anatomy, technique, positioning, and theory. This is an extremely useful guide, because of the way the material is organized and presented. The format allows for a quick reference to a specific anatomic area either for scanning assistance or general information. The scanning ranges and anatomic drawings are especially helpful for technologists relatively new to the field. This is an outstanding reference guide to the MRI technologist. Useful, updated information on technique, anatomy, and theory is provided. The book is organized in a logical and very user-friendly format. Theillustrations and examples are simple, concise, and effective. Advances in the field more than justify replacing the first edition. This is one of the most well thought out guides to practical MRI scanning I have seen to date.
Westbrook (Training and Education Manager, HealthSouth, UK) and co-authors provide explanations of the most common examinations using magnetic resonance imaging. After a brief review of theoretical and practical concepts such as pulse sequences, flow phenomena and artifacts, gating and respiratory compensation techniques, and patient care and safety, the bulk of the work consists explaining examination procedures for nine examination areas. For each examination area, information is provided on basic anatomy, common indications, equipment, patient positioning, suggested protocol, image optimization, and further reading. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher

“From contrast usage possibilities to equipment and common indications for particular imaging choices, this is a solid, detailed reference healthcare collections will find specific and informative.” (Midwest Book Review, 1 April 2015)

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405160858
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/13/2008
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Westbrook is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the MSc MRI programme at Anglia Ruskin University, UK. She is also an independent teaching consultant, providing teaching and assessment in MRI and radiographic subjects worldwide
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Table of Contents

How to use this book
Parameters and trade-offs 3
Pulse sequences 10
Flow phenomena and artefacts 21
Gating and respiratory compensation techniques 27
Patient care and safety 35
Contrast agents 41
Head and neck 47
Brain 49
Temporal lobes 65
Posterior fossa and internal auditory meati 73
Pituitary fossa 81
Orbits 87
Paranasal sinuses 93
Pharynx 98
Larynx 105
Thyroid and parathyroid glands 110
Salivary glands 114
Temporomandibular joints 120
Vascular imaging 126
Spine 133
Cervical spine 136
Thoracic spine 143
Lumbar spine 151
Whole spine imaging 161
Chest 167
Lungs and mediastinum 169
Heart and great vessels 177
Thymus 188
Breast 193
Axilla 202
Brachial plexus 210
Abdomen 215
Liver and biliary system 217
Kidneys and adrenal glands 229
Pancreas 239
Vascular imaging 246
Pelvis 251
Male pelvis 253
Female pelvis 264
Obstetrics 274
Upper limb 281
Shoulder 283
Humerus 292
Elbow 299
Forearm 307
Wrist and Hand 312
Lower limb 321
Hips 323
Femur 332
Knee 340
Tibia and fibula 349
Ankle 355
Foot 363
Vascular imaging 371
Paediatric imaging 379
Problem-solving exercises 423
Reading list and resources 427
Index 429
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