Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Skeletal Musculature 1st edition
Muscle imaging is inherently complex and presents unique morphologic challenges and continuing integration of dynamic, pathophysiologic, and functional capabilities as imaging technology progresses .In this regard, Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Skeletal Musculature 1st edition provides a much-wanted survey and update of the current literature on the subject. This comprehensive work is written by internationally renowned experts in the field and is richly illustrated by well-selected high quality images. The work reads fluently and covers all technical issues related to the most advanced techniques for morphologic and functional imaging of the skeletal muscle, such as whole body MRI, diffusion-weighted and diffusion-tensor imaging.
Exciting new advances in modern MRI technology make possible the acquisition of functional images that provide deeper insights into the muscle metabolism and even allow for dynamic assessment of the muscular motion. Surrogate pathophysiologic parameters, such as muscular microcirculation, sodium homeostasis, energy
and lipid metabolism, and muscle fiber architecture, can now be investigated using these functional MR techniques. Therefore, a much higher level of acceptance and also demand by clinicians are to be expected for these new techniques in the near future, and radiologists will have to face up to the increasing value of MRI in imaging the skeletal musculature.
In order to help in meeting these demands, this Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Skeletal Musculature 1st edition provides a comprehensive overview of the potential of MRI of the skeletal musculature. Recognized authors from all around the world present their experiences regarding the current role of MRI in imaging the skeletal musculature and the diagnostic work-up of myopathies.