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AUTHORS:  Richard C. Semelka
PAGES: 1504
YEAR: 2015
ISBN: 9781119012955



This fourth edition of Abdominal-Pelvic MRI provides the reader with a significant update on earlier works. Modern diagnostic MRI relies on the practitioner’s ability to distinguish between diseases through pattern recognition and experience, and 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

Beginning with an introduction to relevant imaging physics, summary of contrast media for body imaging, and imaging protocols, the book is then organized by anatomic region. In order to regain a single volume the content focuses on providing high quality, representative illustrations of many entities and the accompanying text presents brief descriptions of pathophysiology followed by detailed discussion of the characteristics of the entities in the relevant organ or system.

Key features of the edition:

• Supplies the reader with high quality examples of diagnoses and anatomy

• Contains multiple brand new case figures

• Includes discussion of new sequences, such as diffusion-weighted imaging and a new chapter on MR/PET

• Considers important developments in using MRI imaging for the lung

• Describes techniques and tips for controlling motion, including radial acquisition and shorter breath hold acquisition using techniques of multigradient parallel imaging in order to achieve high quality images

• Offers practice advice and recommendations for contrast agents taking into account patient safety, efficacy, and cost


Develop a clear, confident, concept of the appearance of disease and understanding of abdominal-pelvic MRI with this essential resource.

Praise for earlier editions:

“This is an excellent text that includes a broad range of pathologic disorders related to the abdomen and pelvis and their imaging characteristics on MRI.” — Abdominal Imaging
“The coverage is truly comprehensive and there are numerous illustrations providing not just classic appearances of lesions but variants as well.” — NMR in Medicine

“This is, and will continue to be, my primary text for body MRI in the reading room and the inclusion of more and better quality images than the previous edition is wonderful.”

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