MRI of the Lung

  • Hans-Ulrich Kauczor

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Technical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian Fink
      Pages 17-23
    3. Frank Risse
      Pages 25-34
    4. Jim M. Wild, F. William Hersman, Samuel Patz, Iga Muradian, Mirko I. Hrovat, Hiroto Hatabu et al.
      Pages 35-90
    5. Ralf Tetzlaff
      Pages 91-103
  3. Clinical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Sebastian Ley, Karl-Friedrich Kreitner
      Pages 107-119
    3. Sebastian Ley, Julia Ley-Zaporozhan
      Pages 121-137
    4. Sean B. Fain, James H. Holmes, Ronald L. Sorkness
      Pages 139-154
    5. Julia Ley-Zaporozhan, Ahmed F. Halaweish, Edwin J. R. van Beek
      Pages 155-168
    6. Michael Puderbach, Monika Eichinger, Talissa A. Altes
      Pages 169-177
    7. Yoshiharu Ohno, Hisanobu Koyama, Julien Dinkel, Christian Hintze
      Pages 179-216
    8. Koji Takahashi
      Pages 217-253
    9. Roger Eibel
      Pages 255-275
    10. Katharina Marten, Francesco Molinari
      Pages 277-290
    11. Claus Peter Heussel, Christian Plathow
      Pages 291-305
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 307-317

About this book


For a long time, only chest X-ray and CT were used to image lung structure, while nuclear medicine was employed to assess lung function. During the past decade significant developments have been achieved in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), enabling MRI to enter the clinical arena of chest imaging. Standard protocols can now be implemented on up-to-date scanners, allowing MRI to be used as a first-line imaging modality for various lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and even lung cancer. The diagnostic benefits stem from the ability of MRI to visualize changes in lung structure while simultaneously imaging different aspects of lung function, such as perfusion, respiratory motion, ventilation and gas exchange. On this basis, novel quantitative surrogates for lung function can be obtained.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of how to use MRI for imaging of lung disease. Special emphasis is placed on benign diseases requiring regular monitoring, given that it is patients with these diseases who derive the greatest benefit from the avoidance of ionizing radiation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
    • 1
  1. 1.Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity Clinic HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34618-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34619-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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