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Magnetic Resonance Tomography

  • Maximilian F. Reiser
  • Wolfhard Semmler
  • Hedvig Hricak


  • Provides a comprehensive overview of both the physics and the clinical applications of MRI, including practical guidelines for imaging


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Pages 1-1
  3. Gunnar Brix, Heinrich Kolem, Wolfgang R. Nitz, Michael Bock, Alexander Huppertz, Cristoph J. Zech et al.
    Pages 3-167
  4. Max Wintermark, Michael D. Wirt, Pratik Mukherjee, Greg Zaharchuk, Emmanuel Barbier, William P. Dillon et al.
    Pages 169-533
  5. Colin S. Poon, John Doumanian, Gordon Sze, Michele H. Johnson, Carl E. Johnson, Felix Lin
    Pages 535-662
  6. Günter Layer, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Elizabeth A. Morris, Bernd J. Wintersperger, Thorsten R.C. Johnson, Konstantin Nikolaou et al.
    Pages 663-861
  7. Numan Cem Balci, Ersan Altun, Karin Herrmann, Richard Semelka, Henrik J. Michaely, Michael Laniado et al.
    Pages 863-962
  8. Evis Sala, Hedvig Hricak, Gerd Ullrich Mueller-Lisse, Ulrike-L. Mueller-Lisse, Michael K. Scherr, Christop Degenhart et al.
    Pages 963-1077
  9. Christian Glaser, Sabine Weckbach, Maximilian F. Reiser
    Pages 1079-1175
  10. Christine Born
    Pages 1177-1212
  11. Arthur D. McKenna, Fergus Coakley
    Pages 1213-1230
  12. Heinz-Peter Schlemmer
    Pages 1231-1255
  13. Michael Bock, Frank K Wacker
    Pages 1257-1290
  14. Lothar Schad, Kyung K. Peck, Andrei I. Holodny
    Pages 1291-1321
  15. Lothar Schad
    Pages 1323-1329
  16. Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Wolfhard Semmler
    Pages 1331-1379
  17. Wolfhard Semmler
    Pages 1381-1410
  18. Michelle S. Bradbury, Hedvig Hricak, James R. Heath
    Pages 1411-1433
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 1435-1511

About this book


Written by a multitude of international experts, this book provides a comprehensive overview of both the physics and the clinical applications of MRI, including practical guidelines for imaging.

The authors define the importance of MRI in the diagnosis of several disease groups in comparison or combination with other methods. Chapters dealing with basic principles of MRI, MR spectroscopy (MRS), interventional MRI and functional MRI (fMRI) as well as the application of MRI in radiotherapy treatment planning illustrate the broad range of applications for MRI. Both standard and cutting-edge applications of MRI are included. Furthermore, chapters on molecular imaging and nanotechnology give glimpses into the future of the field and outline the potential role of MRI in molecular medicine.

This book is intended for a wide audience, including radiologists in general practice, those who specialize in MRI, physicists, and clinicians in other fields. Its clear explanations of the basic science of MR should prove helpful to students preparing for examinations. Moreover, as an in-depth and wide-ranging reference source, it should be of service to residents, young physicians just starting out, and even experienced physicians.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maximilian F. Reiser
    • 1
  • Wolfhard Semmler
    • 2
  • Hedvig Hricak
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Clinical RadiologyLudwig-Maximilian University of MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Division of Medical Physics in RadiologyGerman Cancer Research CenterHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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From the reviews:

"This book provides a comprehensive overview of both basic sciences and practical applications, as well as guidance, and is intended for a wide audience, including practicing imaging specialists and basic scientists. The clear explanation of the basic sciences should be helpful as a daily companion and adviser to medical students and trainees in imaging fields. Magnetic Resonance Tomography should be placed in medical and imaging libraries as an in-depth and wide-ranging reference on MRI techniques and chemical applications." (E. Edmund Kim, The Journal of nuclear Medicine, February, 2009)