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Handbook of MRI Technique, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-68524-2
400 pages
March 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

The progress of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a clinical tool has been extraordinary, out-stripping the rate of development of any other imaging technique. There has been a huge increase in the practical applications of MRI techniques and its uses look likely to extend even further with the development of high speed gradients and pulse sequences.

The Handbook of MRI Technique has proved highly successful in guiding the uninitiated through scanning techniques and helping more experienced technologists to improve image quality. The third edition of this highly successful book has been fully revised and updated to consider new technologies and developments essential to good practice.

The book is split into two parts. Part 1 considers the main aspects of theory that relate to scanning and also includes practical tips on gating, equipment use, patient care and safety, and information on contrast media. Part 2 provides step by step instruction for examining each anatomical area, beginning with a basic anatomy section, followed by sections on indications, patient positioning, equipment, artefacts and tips on optimizing image quality. A section of problem-solving exercises completes the book.

Now in full color throughout with over 200 illustrations this book will continue to appeal to radiographers new to MRI and regular users who are looking for information on alternative techniques and suggestions on protocol modifications.


  • Completely revised and updated

  • Over 100 brand new photographs and line drawings

  • Written by technologists for technologists

  • With contributions from MRI technologists in the USA and Australia

  • Suitable for users of all types of MRI systems
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. How to use this book.

Abbreviations.

PART 1 Theoretical and practical concepts.

Chapter 2. Parameters and trade-offs.

Chapter 3. Pulse sequences.

Chapter 4. Flow phenomena and artefacts.

Flow phenomena.

Artefacts.

Chapter 5. Gating and respiratory compensation techniques.

Chapter 6. Patient care and safety.

Chapter 7. Contrast agents.

PART 2 Examination areas.

Chapter 8. Head and neck.

Brain.

Temporal lobes.

Posterior fossa and internal auditory meati.

Pituitary fossa.

Orbits.

Paranasal sinuses.

Pharynx.

Larynx.

Thyroid and parathyroid glands.

Salivary glands.

Temporomandibular joints.

Vascular imaging.

Chapter 9. Spine.

Cervical spine.

Thoracic spine.

Lumbar spine.

Whole spine imaging.

Chapter 10 Chest.

Lungs and mediastinum.

Heart and great vessels.

Thymus.

Breast.

Axilla.

Brachial plexus.

Chapter 11. Abdomen.

Liver and biliary system.

Kidneys and adrenal glands.

Pancreas.

Vascular imaging.

Chapter 12. Pelvis.

Male pelvis.

Female pelvis.

Obstetrics.

Chapter 13. Upper limb.

Shoulder.

Humerus.

Elbow.

Forearm.

Wrist and Hand.

Chapter 14. Lower limb.

Hips.

Femur.

Knee.

Tibia and fibula.

Ankle.

Foot.

Vascular imaging.

Chapter 15. Paediatric imaging.

Index

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Author Information

Catherine Westbrook MSc DCRR PgC (L&T) CTCert FHEA, is a senior lecturer and post-graduate pathway leader at the Faculty of Health & Social Care, Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge where she is responsible for post-graduate courses in MRI, CT, Radiography and Radiotherapy. Cathy is also an independent teaching consultant providing teaching and assessment in MRI and radiographic related subjects to clients all over the world.
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The Wiley Advantage



  • Now in full colour throughout
  • Completely revised and updated
  • Over 100 brand new photographs and line drawings
  • Written by technologists for technologists
  • With contributions from MRI technologists in the USA and Australia
  • Suitable for users of all types of MRI systems
See More

Reviews

"It is a user-friendly and practical book that I will be able to use throughout my career." (Doody's Reviews, May 2009)
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