Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Skeletal Musculature, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642372198
  • ISBN-13: 9783642372193
  • DDC: 616.740754
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 311 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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In the past, MRI has often been assigned a subsidiary role in the diagnostic work-up of muscular diseases owing to the frequent inability of routine MRI protocols to detect pathognomonic findings. This situation is changing with the advent of modern MR imaging techniques that offer deeper insights into various surrogate pathophysiologic parameters. In this book, recognized experts from around the world provide a comprehensive overview of the value of cutting-edge MRI for the assessment of normal and diseased skeletal muscle. A range of aspects are covered, from the general role of MRI in imaging the skeletal musculature, including in comparison with ultrasonography, through to the current value of MRI in the diagnostic work-up of different diseases. In addition, several chapters present research findings in respect of modern morphological and functional MRI techniques and provide examples of the added value provided by these techniques when evaluating muscular diseases.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Role of MRI in Imaging the Skeletal Musculature.
2: Imaging of Skeletal Muscle in Neuromuscular Disease: A Clinical Perspective.
3: Correlation of Skeletal Muscle Anatomy to MRI and US Findings.
4: Imaging the Skeletal Muscle: When to Use MR Imaging and When to Use Ultrasound.
5: Modern MRI Techniques for Assessment of the Skeletal Musculature.
6: Whole-Body MRI for Evaluation of the Entire Muscular System.
7: Diffusion-Weighted and Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Applications in Skeletal Muscles.
8: Assessment of Skeletal Muscle Microperfusion Using MRI.
9: Skeletal Muscle MR Imaging Beyond Protons: With a Focus on Sodium MRI in Musculoskeletal Applications.
10: MR Spectroscopy and Spectroscopic Imaging for Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle Metabolism: Basics and Applications in Metabolic Diseases.
11: Dynamic MR Imaging of the Skeletal Musculature: From Static Measures to a Dynamic Assessment of the Muscular (Loco-) Motion.
12: MRI in the Diagnostic Work-up of the Skeletal Musculature.
13: MRI of Muscle Injuries.
14: MRI of Muscle Denervation in Central and Peripheral Nervous System Disorders.
15: MRI in Muscle Dystrophies and Primary Myopathies.
16: MRI in Inflammatory Myopathies and Autoimmune-Mediated Myositis.
17: MRI in Muscle Channelopathies.
18: MRI in Muscle Tumors and Tumors of Fasciae and Tendon Sheaths.