Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging

  • D. M. Koh
  • H. C. Thoeny

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Principles and Background

  3. Non-Oncological Applications in the Body

    1. Taro Takahara, Thomas C. Kwee
      Pages 51-67
    2. Frederik de Keyzer, Harriet C. Thoeny
      Pages 69-84
    3. Jignesh Patel, Bachir Taouli
      Pages 85-93
  4. Oncological Applications in the Body

    1. Dow-Mu Koh
      Pages 97-115
    2. Ali Muhi, Tomoaki Ichikawa
      Pages 117-141
    3. Masoom A. Haider, Yasaman Amoozadeh, Kartik S. Jhaveri
      Pages 143-156
    4. Brian D. Ross, Craig J. Galbán, Alnawaz Rehemtulla
      Pages 157-174
    5. J. M. Froehlich, Harriet C. Thoeny
      Pages 187-206
    6. K. Nakanishi, A. Gutzeit
      Pages 207-226
  5. Future Developments

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 293-302

About this book


The clinical applications of diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DW-MRI) in the body are rapidly evolving. This volume highlights state-of-the-art techniques for performing DW-MRI measurement in the body and addresses important practical issues. Key points are highlighted that will help radiologists and technologists to acquire high-quality images for disease assessment and to adapt the technique to their own clinical practice or research. The major clinical applications of DW-MRI in the body, both oncological and non-oncological, are extensively illustrated, providing readers with a broad insight into the growing uses of the technique. The final section addresses future developments, considering the potential importance of the technique in relation to drug development and the ways in which DW-MRI might be combined with other functional imaging techniques to further improve disease assessment.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. M. Koh
    • 1
  • H. C. Thoeny
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Marsden NHS Foundation TrustDepartment of RadiologySuttonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric RadiologyUniversitätsspital Bern InselspitalBernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78575-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78576-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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