Written by two eminent practitioners and teachers of body MRI, this thoroughly illustrated volume is a practical, problem orientated "how to" guide to performing and interpreting abdominal and pelvic MRI studies. The book provides the know how that you need for optimising image quality and protocols, and describes specific techniques, including MR angiography, MR cholangiopancreatography, MR urography, MRI of the gastrointestinal tract, and obstetrical MRI . A section on interpretation describes MRI appearances of 101 abdominal and pelvic abnormalities, presents differential diagnoses, and offers guidance on interpreting preoperative MRI studies. Additional chapters show normal MRI anatomy, answer frequently asked questions, and demystify MRI acronyms and terminology.
Features: Provides practical tips for improving image quality Reviews specific abdominal and pelvic MR techniques Review s the typical MR appearance of a wide range of common abdominal and pelvic pathologies Presents guidelines for providing critical information to the abdominal surgeon Provides definitions of important MR terminology and acronyms Address the need for a practical, reasonably priced guide to performing state of the MR imaging of the abdome
Table of Contents
Section 1: Imaging the Abdomen and Pelvis 1.1 Basic MRI Principles for the Abdomen and Pelvis 1.2 Scan Optimization 1.3 Using MR Contrast Agents in the Abdomen and Pelvis 1.4 Abdominal and Pelvic Protocol Basics Section 2: Introduction to Specific Abdominal and Pelvic MRI Techniques 2.1 Magnetic Resonance Angiography in the Abdomen and Pelvis 2.2 Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) 2.3 Magnetic Resonance Urography 2.4 Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Gastrointestinal Tract 2.5 Obstetrical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Section 3: Interpretation of Abdominal and Pelvic MRI 3.1 Approach to Interpreting Abdominal and Pelvic MRI examinations 3.2 MRI Appearance of 101 Abdominal and Pelvic Abnormalities 3.3 Differential Diagnoses for Abdominal and Pelvic MRI 3.4 What the Surgeon Needs to Know Section 4: Additional Useful Information 4.1 Atlas of Abdominal and Pelvic MRI Anatomy 4.2 Frequently asked questions 4.3 Modifying scan parameters 4.4 MRI acronyms and abbreviations 4.5 Glossary of MRI Terms