Functional Brain Tumor Imaging, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1441958584
  • ISBN-13: 9781441958587
  • DDC: 616.99481
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 250 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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This book presents a comprehensive overview of current state-of-the-art clinical physiological imaging of brain tumors. It focuses on the clinical applications of various modalities as they relate to brain tumor imaging, including techniques such as blood oxygen level dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, magnetic source imaging/magnetoencephalography, magnetic resonance perfusion imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging, amide proton transfer imaging, high angular resolution diffusion imaging, and molecular imaging. Featuring contributions from renowned experts in functional imaging, this book examines the diagnosis and characterization of brain tumors, details the application of functional imaging to treatment planning and monitoring of therapeutic intervention, and explores future directions in physiologic brain tumor imaging. Intended for neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, residents, and medical students, Functional Imaging of Brain Tumors is a unique resource that serves to advance patient care and research in this rapidly developing field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Diagnosis and Characterization of Brain Tumors.
2: MR Perfusion Imaging: ASL, T2*-Weighted DSC, and T1-Weighted DCE Methods.
3: Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Introduction and Applications to Brain Tumor Characterization.
4: Diagnosis and Characterization of Brain Tumors: MR Spectroscopic Imaging.
5: Physiologic Imaging for Planning and Monitoring of Therapeutic Intervention.
6: BOLD fMRI for Presurgical Planning: Part I.
7: BOLD fMRI for Presurgical Planning: Part II.
8: DTI for Presurgical Mapping.
9: Magnetoencephalographic Imaging for Neurosurgery.
10: Imaging Metabolic and Molecular Functions in Brain Tumors with Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
11: Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Spectroscopic Imaging of Primary Brain Tumors.
12: Future Directions in Physiologic Brain Tumor Imaging.
13: Role of Amide Proton Transfer (APT)-MRI of Endogenous Proteins and Peptides in Brain Tumor Imaging.
14: Advanced Diffusion MR Tractography for Surgical Planning.
15: Ultra-High Field MRSI (7T and Beyond).
16: Sodium Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Management of Human High-Grade Brain Tumors.
17: Future Clinical Applications of Molecular Imaging: Nanoparticles, Cellular Probes, and Imaging of Gene Expression.
Editor's Biography.