This landmark reference provides the most complete coverage of magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen and pelvis, with particular emphasis on illustrating benign, malignant, and inflammatory lesions. Organized by anatomic region, the text presents brief descriptions of pathophysiology followed by detailed discussion of characteristics of the relevant organ or system. Extensively updated and revised throughout, the new third edition includes over 2,500 figures, of which more than 500 are all-new, including over 200 3T images presented throughout the organ systems. Two all-new chapters are also included, one discussing MRI in pregnancy, and another on MRI of the Breast.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Technique, protocols, image interpretation. Chapter 2 Liver. Chapter 3 Gallbladder and Biliary Tree. Chapter 4 Pancreas. Chapter 5 Spleen. Chapter 6 Gastrointestinal Tract. Chapter 7 Peritoneal Cavity. Chapter 8 Adrenal Glands. Chapter 9 Kidneys. Chapter 10 Retroperitoneum and Body Wall. Chapter 11 Bladder. Chapter 12 Male Pelvis. Chapter 13 Female Urethra and Vagina. Chapter 14 Uterus and Cervix. Chapter 15 Adnexa. Chapter 16 Fetus. Chapter 17 Pediatric. Chapter 18 Chest. Chapter 19 Breast. Chapter 20 Contrast Agents.
Richard C. Semelka , MD, is one of the foremost authorities on MRI of the abdomen and pelvis, with six MRI text-books and over 200 peer-reviewed papers to his credit. Dr. Semelka has also authored numerous chapters and review articles on MRI of the body, and has presented his work at meetings around the world. Dr. Semelka is the Director of MR Services, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.