Inflammatory Diseases of the Brain

  • Stefan Hähnel

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Martin Bendszus, Brigitte Storch-Hagenlocher
    Pages 3-18
  3. Martina Wengenroth, Christian Jacobi, Brigitte Wildemann
    Pages 19-38
  4. Joachim Spreer
    Pages 39-53
  5. Bodo Kress
    Pages 55-58
  6. Stephan G. Wetzel, Thilo Kollmann
    Pages 59-66
  7. Michael Lettau
    Pages 67-75
  8. Stefan Hähnel
    Pages 77-88
  9. Horst Urbach, Henriette Tschampa
    Pages 89-96
  10. Markus Möhlenbruch, Jens Fiehler
    Pages 97-110
  11. Christoph Stippich
    Pages 111-123
  12. Stefan Rohde
    Pages 127-137
  13. Bodo Kress
    Pages 141-148
  14. Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Angelika Seitz
    Pages 149-164
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 175-182

About this book


Inflammatory diseases of the CNS are playing an increasingly important role in the clinical practice of neuroradiology. Neuroimaging contributes greatly to the differentiation of infectious (e.g., viral encephalitis and pyogenic brain abscess) and noninfectious (e.g., multiple sclerosis) inflammatory brain diseases and to the distinction between brain inflammation and other brain diseases, e.g., neoplastic or ischemic.

This second, updated edition of Inflammatory Diseases of the Brain provides a comprehensive overview of the field from a neuroradiological point of view. In order to ensure a standardized approach throughout the book, each disease-oriented chapter is again 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. An important focus of the book is the current role of advanced MR imaging techniques, such as diffusion and perfusion MRI and MR spectroscopy, in the differentiation of inflammatory and other brain diseases.

All of the authors are recognized experts, and the numerous high-quality and informative illustrations include some not contained in the first edition. This book will be of great value not only to neuroradiologists but also to neurologists, neuropediatricians, and general radiologists.


Brain Central Nervous System Inflammation Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Hähnel
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurologische Klinik, Abt. NeuroradiologieUniversitätsklinikum HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30519-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30520-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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