Imaging Anatomy of the Human Brain 1st edition
Imaging Anatomy of the Human Brain 1st edition provides the reader a unique opportunity to learn the complex anatomy of the human brain in the context of multiple different neuroimaging modalities. In medical school, human brain anatomy is first taught through dissection labs and lectures. In the past several years, different neuroimaging techniques, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), have been integrated into this initial education. This integration provides the student a clinically relevant educational approach to incorporate classroom and laboratory knowledge during the beginning of their medical education.
This approach hopefully enhances the educational experience and makes for a more interested medical student
or other individual in pursuit of this knowledge. Presented in this Imaging Anatomy of the Human Brain 1st edition book are color enhanced medical illustrations and virtually all of the cutting edge imaging modalities we currently use to visualize the human brain. This includes standard CT, including multiplanar reformatted CT images and 3D volume rendered CT imaging, standard MRI images, diffusion tensor MR imaging (DTI), MR spectroscopy (MRS), functional MRI (fMRI), vascular imaging using magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), CT angiography (CTA), conventional 2D catheter angiography, 3D rotational catheter angiography, and ultrasound of the neonatal brain.
There are advantages and disadvantages to these various techniques, which the neuroradiologist is well versed in, and can make educated decisions regarding which one or several techniques should be used in a particular situation. Detailed labeling of images in this atlas allows the reader to compare and contrast the various anatomic structures from modality to modality. Unlabeled or sparsely labeled images placed side by side with labeled images at similar slice positions has been provided in certain sections of this atlas to allow the reader an unobstructed view of the anatomic structures and allows the reader to test their knowledge of the anatomy presented.
This atlas is not targeted only to radiologists but to anyone interested in the neurosciences. This “atlas” is meant to be just that, a pictorial method of presenting knowledge.