Vascular Imaging of the Central Nervous System: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications and Emerging Techniques

Vascular Imaging of the Central Nervous System: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications and Emerging Techniques

by Joana Ramalho, Mauricio Castillo
     
 

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The first book-length reference to thoroughly describe diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the development of vascular radiology over the last decade

The last ten years has seen vascular imaging of the central nervous system (CNS) evolve from fairly crude, invasive procedures to more advanced imaging methods that are safer, faster, and more precise—with

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The first book-length reference to thoroughly describe diagnostic and therapeutic advances in the development of vascular radiology over the last decade

The last ten years has seen vascular imaging of the central nervous system (CNS) evolve from fairly crude, invasive procedures to more advanced imaging methods that are safer, faster, and more precise—with computed tomographic (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging methods playing a special role in these advances.

Vascular Imaging of the Central Nervous System is the first full-length reference text that shows radiologists—especially neuroradiologists—how to optimize the use of the many techniques available in order to increase the sensitivity and specificity of vascular imaging, thereby improving the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. Each chapter is formatted carefully and divided into two essential parts: The first part describes the physical principles underlying each imaging technique, along potential associated artifacts and pitfalls; the second part addresses clinical applications and novel applications of each method.

With a strong focus on the clinical application of each modality or technique in CNS radiology, this book provides in-depth chapter coverage of:

• Ultrasound Vascular Imaging (UVI)
• Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
• Magnetic Resonance Vascular imaging (MRV)
• Digital subtraction angiography (DSA)
• Brain perfusion techniques: CT and MRI
• Plaque imaging
• Intravascular imaging
• Pediatric vascular imaging

Along with numerous illustrations and case studies, Vascular Imaging of the Central Nervous System: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications, and Emerging Techniques is an important book for those faced with choosing from the wide range of choices available for clinical practice.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Scott E Forseen, M.D., M.S.(Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University)
Description: This is an aptly named collection on neurovascular imaging. Rather than the typical approach to neurovascular imaging that is based upon the disease processes, the focus of this book is on the imaging techniques themselves and optimizing their use in the clinical setting.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide comprehensive coverage of new and currently available neurovascular imaging techniques in order to optimize their use by practicing radiologists. Neurovascular imaging techniques are frequently mentioned in neuroradiology textbooks, but generally from the perspective of the disease process. This book focuses on the imaging techniques themselves, a depth of coverage that is generally not present in standard neurovascular imaging books.
Audience: Although expressly written for practicing radiologists, this book likely will capture a broader audience that includes radiology residents, neuroradiology fellows, and those in closely affiliated clinical disciplines, such as neurology, neurosurgery, and vascular surgery. The editors have assembled an impressive group of contributing authors from respected institutions around the world.
Features: This book is generally broken down by imaging modality (ultrasound, CT, MR, DSA, perfusion techniques, plaque imaging, intravascular imaging, pediatric vascular imaging). Each technique is discussed in detail, including the underlying physics, pros and cons, artifacts and pitfalls, clinical applications, and potential future directions. The book is notable for its sizable ultrasound section, a modality that is often omitted from neurovascular imaging books.
Assessment: This is a welcome addition to the neuroimaging literature. The books in this area are often based upon disease processes, with the imaging technique an afterthought. The focus on the imaging modalities themselves and their optimal use is unique and this book will be well received by its audience.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118188750
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/10/2014
Series:
Current Clinical Imaging Series, #3
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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