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Tissue Characterization in MR Imaging

Clinical and Technical Approaches

  • H. Peter Higer
  • Gernot Bielke
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Introduction

    1. H. P. Higer
      Pages 1-3
  3. Methods and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Relaxation Parameters

      1. S. J. Riederer
        Pages 14-25
      2. S. J. Riederer, F. Farzaneh, H. Z. Wang
        Pages 48-53
      3. F. Di Salle, L. Simonetti, F. Caranci, S. Cirillo, R. Elefante, F. Smaltino
        Pages 59-62
      4. M. Staemmler, P. Barth, R. Brill, H. Wern, K. Gersonde
        Pages 63-68
      5. H. Handels, T. Tolxdorff, K. Bohndorf
        Pages 69-74
      6. T. Tolxdorff, H. Handels, K. Bohndorf
        Pages 75-80
      7. J. D. Shoop, R. J. Kurland, T. J. Hyman, G. C. Levy
        Pages 81-87
      8. A. R. Brenner, E. A. Penner, R. Gebhardt, W. Ameling
        Pages 88-91
    3. Signal Mechanisms and Influences

      1. L. R. Schad, G. Brix, I. Zuna, W. Härle, W. Semmler, W. J. Lorenz
        Pages 94-102
      2. J. Szumowski, J. H. Simon, S. Totterman, A. Chacko
        Pages 103-111
      3. E. Stolle, R. Sundermeyer, A. Kühnert
        Pages 112-117

About these proceedings


H.P. HIGER 1 In the seventeenth century people dreamed about a machine to get rid of evil spirits and obsessions, which were thought to be the main source of mis­ fortune and disease. I am not going to question this approach, because in a way it sounds reasonable. They dreamed of a machine that would display im­ ages from the inner world of men which could be easily identified and named. Somehow these are the roots of MR imaging. Of course, we now view disease from a different point of view but our objectives remain the same, namely to make diseases visible and to try to characterize them in order to cure them. This was the reason for setting up a symposium on tissue characterization. About 300 years later the clinical introduction of MRI has great potential for making this dream come true, and I hope that this symposium has con­ stituted another step toward its realization. When Damadian published his article in 1971 about differences in T1 relaxation times between healthy and pathological tissues, this was a milestone in tissue characterization. His results initiated intensive research in­ to MR imaging and tissue parameters. Actually his encouraging discovery was not only the first but also the last for a long time in the field of MR tissue characterization.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. Peter Higer
    • 1
  • Gernot Bielke
    • 1
  1. 1.MRI DepartmentDeutsche Klinik für DiagnostikWiesbadenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Tissue Characterization in MR Imaging
  • Book Subtitle Clinical and Technical Approaches
  • Editors H. Peter Higer
    Gernot Bielke
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-51532-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-74995-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-74993-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 340
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neuroradiology
    Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
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