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MR Imaging and Spectroscopy of Central Nervous System Infection

  • Rakesh K. Gupta
  • Robert B. Lufkin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Shantanu Sinha, M. Albert Thomas, Amir S. Huda, Robert B. Lufkin
    Pages 1-55
  3. Sudhakar K. Venkatesh, Rakesh K. Gupta
    Pages 57-93
  4. Rakesh K. Gupta, Robert B. Lufkin
    Pages 147-175
  5. Manoj K. Kathuria, Rakesh K. Gupta
    Pages 177-203
  6. Rakesh K. Gupta, Kee-Hyun Chang
    Pages 205-239
  7. K. E. Sakaie, Robert G. Gonzalez
    Pages 241-258
  8. Korgun Koral, M. Albert Thomas, John G. Curran
    Pages 259-272
  9. Sunil Pradhan, Rakesh K. Gupta
    Pages 273-295
  10. Gregory Christoforidis, Suresh C. Patel, Mark Rosenblum
    Pages 297-312
  11. Sunil Kumar, Rakesh K. Gupta
    Pages 313-341
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 343-354

About this book


Central nervous system (CNS) infections continue to pose a serious problem in health care even with improved knowledge and treatment. Despite the introduction of newer antimicrobial agents and diagnostic techniques, the morbidity and mortality associated with CNS infections remain high. The morbidity associated with CNS infections may be even more important than the death rate especially in developing countries as neurological sequelae may deprive the survivors of intellect and physical ability, demeaning the quality of life and burdening health resources and social services. MR imaging is an important integral part of the protocol for the management of CNS infections and MR spectroscopy is increasingly being utilized in its management. This work is an attempt to provide a comprehensive review of imaging and spectroscopy of the commonly encountered CNS infections in the clinical practice in developing and developed countries. The first chapter deals with basic physical principles of MR imaging and spectroscopy that will help beginners to understand the technical terms used in subsequent chapters. The remaining 10 chapters deal with clinical, pathological, MR imaging and spectroscopy features and their applications in CNS infections. This will help in giving a comprehensive understanding to readers with a background in clinical, radiological, basic MRI, and neurological sciences. The T2 hypointense lesions are a real diagnostic dilemma especially in developing countries for which an algorithm has been suggested in the concluding chapter.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rakesh K. Gupta
    • 1
  • Robert B. Lufkin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiodiagnosisSanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical SciencesLucknowIndia
  2. 2.Department of Radiological SciencesUniversity of California, Los Angeles Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

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