Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique used in biomedical imaging and radiology to visualize internal structures of the body. Because MRI provides excellent contrast between different soft tissues, the technique is especially useful for diagnostic imaging of the brain, muscles, and heart.

In the past 20 years, MRI technology has improved significantly with the introduction of systems up to 7 Tesla (7 T) and with the development of numerous post-processing algorithms such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional MRI (fMRI), and spectroscopic imaging. From these developments, the diagnostic potentialities of MRI have improved impressively with an exceptional spatial resolution and the possibility of analyzing the morphology and function of several kinds of pathology.

Given these exciting developments, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Imaging of the Cardiovascular System, Thorax, and Abdomen is a timely addition to the growing body of literature in the field. Offering comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge imaging modalities, this book:

  • Discusses MRI of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, breasts, diaphragm, liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, adrenal glands, and gastrointestinal tract
  • Explains how MRI can be used in vascular, posttraumatic, postsurgical, and computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) applications
  • Highlights each organ’s anatomy and pathological processes with high-quality images
  • Examines the protocols and potentialities of advanced MRI scanners such as 7 T systems
  • Includes extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study

Thus, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Handbook: Imaging of the Cardiovascular System, Thorax, and Abdomen provides radiologists and imaging specialists with a valuable, state-of-the-art reference on MRI.

chapter 1|18 pages

Coronary and Perfusion Imaging with Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Current State of the Art

ByAmedeo Chiribiri, Markus Henningsson, Claudia Prieto, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Rene M. Botnar

chapter 2|12 pages

Imaging of the Heart: Myocardial Imaging

ByRavi S. Shah, Otavio Coelho-Filho, Ana C. Andrade, Michael Jerosch-Herold

chapter 3|24 pages

Computed Topography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pericardial Disease

ByMarco Francone, Giorgia Giustini, Gianluca De Rubeis, Iacopo Carbone, Nicola Galea

chapter 4|34 pages

Vascular Imaging of the Head and Neck

ByMiguel Trelles, Tobias Saam

chapter 5|16 pages

Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Aorta and Splanchnic Vessels

ByChristopher J. François

chapter 6|10 pages

Peripheral Magnetic Resonance Angiography

ByMichele Anzidei, Beatrice Sacconi, Beatrice Cavallo Marincola, Pierleone Lucatelli, Alessandro Napoli, Mario Bezzi, Carlo Catalano

chapter 7|22 pages

Magnetic Resonance Venography

BySimon Gabriel, Chun Kit Shiu, Stefan G. Ruehm

chapter 8|14 pages

Vascular Malformations

ByMichele Anzidei, Beatrice Sacconi, Beatrice Cavallo Marincola, Pierleone Lucatelli, Alessandro Napoli, Mario Bezzi, and Carlo Catalano

chapter 9|26 pages

Four-Dimensional Flow Imaging

BySergio Uribe, Israel Valverde, Pablo Bächler

chapter 10|22 pages

Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Trachea, Bronchi, and Lung

ByYoshiharu Ohno

chapter 11|32 pages

Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging Applications for the Lung

ByMark O. Wielpütz, Jim M. Wild, Grzegorz Bauman, Edwin J.R. van Beek, and Jürgen Biederer

chapter 12|12 pages

Pleura and Diaphragm

ByFrancesco Molinari

chapter 13|18 pages

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lung and Pulmonary Vasculature

BySaeed Mirsadraee, Andrew J. Swift, Jim M. Wild, and Edwin J.R. van Beek

chapter 14|48 pages

Breast MRI

ByDiana L. Lam, Habib Rahbar

chapter 15|30 pages

Liver: Technique and Diffuse Pathology

ByMichele Di Martino, Carlo Catalano

chapter 16|38 pages

Liver: Focal Pathology

ByMichele Di Martino, Carlo Catalano

chapter 17|18 pages


ByGaneshan Dhakshinamoorthy, Nicolaus Wagner-Bartak, Rafael Andres Vicens, Shelby Kent, Neeraj Lalwani, and Priya Bhosale

chapter 18|14 pages

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Biliary Tract

BySachin Kumbhar, Manjiri K. Dighe, Ganeshan Dhakshinamoorthy, Neeraj Lalwani

chapter 19|36 pages

Update in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spleen

ByLuis Luna Alcalá, Antonio Luna, Christine Menias

chapter 20|24 pages


ByFernanda Garozzo Velloni, Ersan Altun, Miguel Ramalho, Richard Semelka

chapter 21|12 pages

The Adrenal Gland

ByShaunagh McDermott, Colin J. McCarthy, Michael A. Blake

chapter 22|18 pages

Diseases of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract and Small Bowel

ByDavide Bellini, Carlo Nicola De Cecco, Domenico De Santis, Marco Rengo, Justin Morris, Andrea Laghi

chapter 23|32 pages

MRI of the Retroperitoneum

ByAbed Ghandour, Verghese George, Rakesh Sinha, Prabhakar Rajiah

chapter 24|10 pages

Abdominal Wall and Hernias

BySonja M. Kirchhoff

chapter 25|46 pages

Diseases of the Colon and Rectum

ByMaria Ciolina, Carlo Nicola De Cecco, Marco Rengo, Justin Morris, Franco Iafrate, Andrea Laghi

chapter 26|22 pages

Posttraumatic and Postsurgical Abdomen

ByJose Luis Moyano-Cuevas, Juan Maestre-Antequera, Diego Masjoan, José Blas Pagador, Francisco Miguel Sánchez-Margallo