MRI: Basic Principles and Applicationsby Mark A. Brown, Richard C. Semelka
For its Fourth Edition, the acclaimed MRI: Basic Principles and Applications has been rigorously revised, enabling readers to quickly master the principles and take advantage of all the latest MRI applications. Among the new/i>/i>/b>
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Fourth Edition Brings This Popular Guide Thoroughly Up To Date With The Latest MRI Findings, Techniques, And Applications
For its Fourth Edition, the acclaimed MRI: Basic Principles and Applications has been rigorously revised, enabling readers to quickly master the principles and take advantage of all the latest MRI applications. Among the new materials are fresh and updated discussions on 3D imaging, real-time imaging, cardiac imaging, and parallel acquisition techniques. In addition, readers will find dozens of brand-new images to illustrate key concepts. Moreover, clinical protocols have been thoroughly updated and revised to reflect current methodologies.
Throughout the book, readers will find easy-to-follow coverage of all the latest findings, technologies, and techniques, including:
Nephrotoxic effects of gadolinium-based contrast media
New scan techniques, including radial scanning
Parallel acquisition and cardiovascular imaging techniques
New applications, including spin tagging and diffusion tensor imaging
3 Tesla and 7 Tesla scanning
Hardware innovations, including large-scale array coils
New motion compensation techniques
With its clear explanations and ample illustrations, this Fourth Edition maintains all the hallmarks of the previous edition that have made this book a fixture in MRI labs around the world. Students and practitioners—from physicians to radiologists to technicians—will gain a full, accurate understanding of the underlying physics and the clinical applications of MRI, all with a minimum of mathematical formulas and technical details.
From Reviews of the Third Edition
". . . successful in transferring key ideas in an undaunting and progressive manner . . . thoroughly deserves a place on the bookshelf."
—NMR in Biomedicine, Vol 17(4), June 2004
". . . it will reward the reader with an understanding of the principles underpinning nuclear magnetic resonance."
—Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, May 2003
Description: This is the third edition of an introduction to the research, technology, and clinical applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that has become standard reading material for radiology residents. The second edition was published in 1999 and the first edition in 1995.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide readers with the knowledge of the tools needed to assess various MRI modalities and to understand and apply the contrast mechanisms inherent in any of the modalities. This information is an essential ingredient in the education of any radiologist. The book meets its objectives very well.
Audience: The primary audience for this book is radiology residents and the book has become standard for residents in training programs across the nation. However, it serves well as an introductory book for anyone wishing to learn about MRI. Certainly, the authors are recognized authors in the field.
Features: The book provides an introduction to the science and technology of magnetic resonance imaging, enabling in-depth assessment of contrast enhancement mechanisms. A final chapter on clinical applications is reinforced by clinical images throughout the book. The authors write well and have chosen their examples very well.
Assessment: This book is a very well written book and has wonderful illustrations of technical principles, many of which are clinical images. New editions every four years might seem to be excessively frequent, but the field of magnetic resonance imaging is changing quickly, both technically and clinically.
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"...successful in transferring key ideas in an undaunting and progressive manner...thoroughly deserves a place on the bookshelf..." (NMR in Biomedicine, Vol 17(4), June 2004)
"…it will reward the reader with an understanding of the principles underpinning nuclear magnetic resonance." (Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, May 2003)
Meet the Author
Mark A. Brown, PhD, is Senior Technical Instructor at Siemens Medical Solutions Training and Development Center and also holds an adjunct research professorship in the Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine. His research interests include relaxation and exchange phenomena and in vivo nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging.
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 150 peer-reviewed articles, 4 textbooks, and is an internationally acclaimed authority in the field.
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