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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

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

About the editors

Mike P. Wattjes, MD

Department of Radiology

VU University Medical Center

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dirk Fischer, MD

Department of Neuropaediatrics

University Children's Hospital Basel

Basel, Switzerland

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