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Inflammatory Diseases of the Brain

  • Stefan Hähnel
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of inflammatory diseases of the brain from a neuroradiological point of view.

  • Discusses differential diagnostic aspects in detail.

  • Provides important clinical and epidemiological background information.

  • Considers technical and methodological issues and suggests imaging protocols.

  • Includes numerous high-quality, informative illustrations.


Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Brain Parenchyma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brigitte Storch-Hagenlocher, Martin Bendszus
      Pages 3-23
    3. Christian Jacobi, Brigitte Wildemann, Martina Wengenroth
      Pages 25-50
    4. Joachim Spreer
      Pages 51-70
    5. Bodo Kress
      Pages 71-74
    6. Stephan G. Wetzel, Thilo Kollmann
      Pages 75-83
    7. Michael Lettau
      Pages 85-95
    8. Stefan Hähnel
      Pages 97-111
    9. Horst Urbach, Henriette Tschampa
      Pages 113-123
    10. Jens Fiehler
      Pages 125-141
    11. Christoph Stippich
      Pages 143-165
  3. Meninges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Stefan Rohde
      Pages 169-183
  4. Specific Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Bodo Kress
      Pages 187-196
    3. Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Angelika Seitz
      Pages 197-212
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-237

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of inflammatory brain diseases from a neuroradiological point of view. Such diseases may be either infectious (e.g., viral encephalitis and pyogenic brain abscess) or non-infectious (e.g., multiple sclerosis), and many of these entities are becoming increasingly important for differential diagnosis, particularly in immunocompromised persons. Neuroimaging contributes greatly to the differentiation of infectious and noninfectious brain diseases and to the distinction between brain inflammation and other, for instance neoplastic, diseases. In order to ensure a standardized approach throughout the book, each chapter is subdivided into three principal sections: epidemiology, clinical presentation and therapy; imaging; and differential diagnosis. A separate chapter addresses technical and methodological issues and imaging protocols. All of the authors are recognized experts in their fields, and numerous high-quality and informative illustrations are included. This book will be of great value not only to neuroradiologists but also to neurologists, neuropediatricians, and general radiologists.


Infection Inflammation MR imaging Meninges brain childhood diagnosis infectious diseases neuroimaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Hähnel
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of NeuroradiologyUniversity of Heidelberg Medical CenterHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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From the reviews:

"This … textbook focuses specifically on inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system. This is intended … review of inflammatory diseases that affect the brain. … The target audience includes neuroradiologists, neurologists, child neurologists, and general radiologists. … The summary tables in the chapters are also very helpful in correlating clinical and imaging features. … This is a useful overview of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system. Its strengths include the extensive collection of images of both rare and common CNS inflammatory diseases." (Jonathan L. Carter, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2009)