Preclinical MRI Methods and Protocols 1st edition 2018
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the most versatile of all in vivo imaging modalities, was born in 1973. This Preclinical MRI Methods and Protocols 1st edition 2018 book were conceived with the idea of providing an update on a wide variety of preclinical MRI methods and protocols to help technicians and researchers interested in this technology to perform studies that have already been implemented by recognized experts in
The Preclinical MRI Methods and Protocols 1st edition 2018 book is organized into seven parts:
Part I covers the basics of MRI physics, relaxation, image contrast, and main acquisition sequences.
Part II describes updated methodology and protocols for diffusion, perfusion, and functional imaging.
Part III is dedicated to in vivo spectroscopy, covering both proton and heteronuclear spectroscopy, as well as spectroscopic imaging.
Part IV is intended to include some less familiar advanced techniques that we thought might be of high interest to the readers of this Preclinical MRI Methods and Protocols 1st edition 2018 book.
Parts V and VI illustrate some applications of the methods described above.
Part VII includes theoretical chapters aimed at providing relevant information on anesthesia and contrast agents.
MRI has experienced a tremendous evolution thanks to the joint effort of scientists from many different fields. Today, MRI is undoubtedly the leading technique in diagnostic imaging. It has attracted a great deal of interest because of its unique combination of qualities. MRI uses non-ionizing radiation, which is harmless to human tissue; offers very high image quality, providing excellent anatomical detail; and additionally is also capable of providing functional and metabolic information. On the contrary side, it was conventionally argued that MRI suffered from low sensitivity compared to other imaging modalities.
However, a new generation of contrast agents based on nanotechnology is making it possible to overcome this limitation and bring MRI into the molecular imaging category.