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Fundamentals of Body MRI—a new title in the Fundamentals of Radiology series—explains and defines key concepts in body MRI so you can confidently make radiologic diagnoses. Dr. Christopher G. Roth presents comprehensive guidance on body imaging—from the liver to the female pelvis—and discusses how physics, techniques, hardware, and artifacts affect results. This detailed and heavily illustrated reference will help you effectively master the complexities of interpreting findings from this imaging modality.

  • Master MRI techniques for the entirety of body imaging, including liver, breast, male and female pelvis, and cardiovascular MRI.
  • Avoid artifacts thanks to extensive discussions of considerations such as physics and parameter tradeoffs.
  • Grasp visual nuances through numerous images and correlating anatomic illustrations.



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Fundamentals of Body MRI
Christopher G. Roth, MD Vice Chairman, Methodist Division, Department of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Front Matter
Fundamentals of Body MRI
Christopher G. Roth, MD Vice Chairman Methodist Division Department of Radiology Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1600 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Ste 1800 Philadelphia, PA 19103-2899 FUNDAMENTALS OF BODY MRI ISBN: 978-1-4160-5183-1 Copyright © 2012 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication ma y be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Details on how to seek permission, further information about the Publisher’s permissions policies and our arrangements with organizations such as the Copyright Clearance Center and the Copyright Licensing Agency, can be found at our web site: www.elsevier.com/permissions. This book and the individual contributions contained in it are protected under copyright by the Publisher (other than as may be noted herein).
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I dedicate this book to my family … … to my grandparents whose spiritual will to pursue intellectual advancement provided me role models and confidence to pursue my own education and intellectual enrichment. … to my mother whose support and academic and professional achievements served as my inspiration. … to my father whose support, intellectual curiosity, encouragement, and literary exploits helped guide me through my academic and literary endeavors. … to my fiancée, Stephanie, whose unconditional love and support provided me the sustenance I needed to complete this work. … I dedicate this book to our future.
Sandeep Deshmukh, MD , Clinical Assistant Professor Methodist Division Department of Radiology Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
MRI of the Pancreaticobiliary System
I wrote this book rebelling against a number of trends in medical literature—a tendency to write exclusively in the passive tense, a predilection for the encyclopedic method, a distaste for visual aids (e.g., diagrams, tables), and an aversion to the basic science behind the scenes of our clinical practice. Some of these trends are easier to avoid than others. Tackling the science of body MRI and composing a basic introduction to MRI physics was de#nitely the most di$cult. Once you pull at the thread, there is no end to the unraveling; in MRI physics, each of the many abstract concepts are predicated on multiple others, inviting an endless series of interconnected explanations, and I feel like an inhabitant in the M. C. Escher lithograph, “Relativity” (depicting a network of impossibly interconnected staircases constructed in di+erent dimensions). I sacri#ced comprehensiveness in this regard for a concise, common sense approach to MRI physics and introductory concepts inChapter 1with the liberal use of visual aids and sparing use of abstract concepts and equations. In the clinical chapters (Chapters 2 to5), I resisted the encyclopedic style in favor of a reader-oriented approach, where possible. Most of the text is arranged by the imaging appearance, which is more in sync with the reader’s perspective than the encyclopedic style of organizing by disease entity. This format more closely mirrors the reader’s experience at the workstation, providing a useful reference for a problematic case or imaging pattern and facilitating di+erential diagnoses. Hopefully, abstention from the passive tense further enhances the readability of this text. In writing a “fundamentals” text, my goal was to provide a stepping stone to a comfort level with body MRI—both technically and clinically. My intent was to provide in-depth useful information and commentary on the bread-and-butter material accounting for most of what is seen in clinical practice, deferring on the more advanced applications and exotic diseases. Adv anced body MRI applications, such as prostate, breast, and cardiovascular MRI, were consciously 1-9 excluded. For these topics, I refer you to many worthy texts and review articles. This book has been long overdue—as one of the most complex #elds in radiology, body MRI needs a “fundamentals” text. It’s my hope that this book fulfills this need and it was my honor and privilege to write it.