Neuromuscular Imaging

  • Mike P. Wattjes
  • Dirk Fischer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Imaging Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mike P. Wattjes
      Pages 3-3
    3. Sigrid Pillen, Nens van Alfen
      Pages 5-22
    4. Mike P. Wattjes
      Pages 23-26
    5. Mike P. Wattjes
      Pages 27-34
    6. Kieren G. Hollingsworth, Marc-André Weber
      Pages 35-53
    7. Mike P. Wattjes
      Pages 55-61
    8. Arnold Kang, Michel Kliot
      Pages 63-68
  3. Muscle Anatomy and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Dirk Fischer, Mike P. Wattjes
      Pages 71-71
    3. Hans H. Goebel, Werner Stenzel
      Pages 73-80
    4. Arne Fischmann, Christopher D. J. Sinclair
      Pages 81-99
    5. Mike P. Wattjes, Dirk Fischer
      Pages 101-107
  4. Clinical Applications in Hereditary Myopathies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Dirk Fischer
      Pages 111-112
    3. Karin Jurkat-Rott, Marc-André Weber
      Pages 113-126
    4. Anna Pichiecchio, Eleonora Tavazzi
      Pages 127-146
    5. Susana Quijano-Roy, Daniela Avila-Smirnow, Robert-Yves Carlier, Jorge A. Bevilacqua, Norma Beatriz Romero, Dirk Fischer
      Pages 147-176
    6. Susana Quijano-Roy, Daniela Avila-Smirnow, Robert-Yves Carlier, Tracey A Willis, Volker Straub
      Pages 177-198
    7. Tracey A. Willis, Volker Straub
      Pages 199-207
    8. Nicola Carboni, Marco Mura
      Pages 209-226
    9. Maggie C. Walter, Dirk Fischer
      Pages 227-245
    10. Montse Olivé, Rudolf Andre Kley
      Pages 247-265
    11. Bjarne Udd
      Pages 267-277
    12. Cornelia Kornblum
      Pages 279-293
    13. Hermien E. Kan, Barbara H. Janssen, Nicoline Berendina Maria Voet
      Pages 295-304
    14. Arne Fischmann
      Pages 305-311
    15. Rudolf Andre Kley, Dirk Fischer
      Pages 313-318
  5. Clinical Applications in Acquired Myopathies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Jan Verschuuren, Fieke M. Cox, Baziel van Engelen, Marianne de Visser, Umesh A. Badrising
      Pages 321-333
    3. Sören Peters, Rudolf Andre Kley
      Pages 335-348
    4. Michèle Kind, Jean-Michel Coindre
      Pages 349-371
  6. Clinical Applications in Motor Neuron Disorders and Peripheral Nerve Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Susana Quijano-Roy, Daniela Avila-Smirnow, Robert-Yves Carlier, Mike P. Wattjes, Dirk Fischer
      Pages 375-388
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 413-424

About this book


Neuromuscular imaging has increasingly become an important tool in the detection and diagnosis of inherited and acquired neuromuscular disease. This book is a groundbreaking radiological and neurological overview of current methods and applications of imaging—including aspects of neuroimaging and musculoskeletal imaging—in patients with inherited, metabolic, and inflammatory muscle diseases. Imaging features are discussed in the context of clincial presentation, histopathology, therapeutic options and differential diagnosis. World leading expert contributors give a comprehensive and didactic review of neuromuscular disorders and available imaging modalities, each illustrated with numerous figures.  Topics discussed include:


-Modalities such as ultrasound, CT and MRI

-Muscle anatomy and physiology

-Clinical applications in hereditary and acquired myopathies

-Clinical applications in motor neuron disorders and peripheral nerve imaging


MR Spectroscopy MRI Myopathy Neurography Neuromuscular Imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Mike P. Wattjes
    • 1
  • Dirk Fischer
    • 2
  1. 1.VU University Medical CenterDepartment of RadiologyAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.University Children's Hospital BaselDepartment of NeuropaediatricsBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6551-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6552-2
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