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TitleFrontiers in European Radiology [electronic resource] / edited by Arbert L. Baert, Erik Boijsen, Walter A. Fuchs, Friedrich H. W. Heuck
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1982
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-48322-6
Descript VI, 106 p. online resource

SUMMARY

The second volume of Frontiers in European Radiology covers two very promising techniques in diagnostic radiology, namely digital radiography and nuclear magยญ netic resonance imaging. Leading experts in both fields from Europe and the Unitยญ ed States were invited to give a critical overview; digital fluoroscopy is reported on mainly by American scientists since this technique has been developed primarily in the United States, while the results of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging are preยญ sented by British groups currently at the forefront of research in this field. The paยญ pers reflect the state of the art at mid-1981, when the contributors gathered for the yearly symposium on Current Topics in Diagnostic Radiology in Berne, Switzerยญ land. Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, also known as spin imaging or zeugmatoยญ graphy, has produced striking progress within the past few years - even within the past few months - as described in three papers of this volume. The images generally reflect the distribution of mobile protons contained within water and fats, and proยญ vide remarkable discrimination between different tissues. Malignant tissue might be identified with this technique, and a wide range of disorders associated with water concentration, diffusion, and flow would be amenable to study; the measurement of blood flow could be particularly interesting


CONTENT

NMR as an Imaging Method -- Initial Clinical Experience with NMR Imaging -- NMR Imaging of the Liver and Kidney -- Digital Fluorography -- Digital Radiography -- Digital Subtraction Arteriography (DSA) -- Digital Subtraction Angiography: Cleveland Clinic Experience -- References for Further Reading on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance


Medicine Radiology Medicine & Public Health Imaging / Radiology



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