More Details about Imaging of the Pelvis, Musculoskeletal System, and Special Applications to CAD

General Information  
Author(s)Luca Saba
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN9781482216219
Pages556
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearMay 2016

Description

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique used in biomedical imaging and radiology to visualize internal structures of the body. Because MRI provides excellent contrast between different soft tissues, the technique is especially useful for diagnostic imaging of the brain, muscles, and heart. In the past 20 years, MRI technology has improved significantly with the introduction of systems up to 7 Tesla (7 T) and with the development of numerous post-processing algorithms such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), functional MRI (fMRI), and spectroscopic imaging. From these developments, the diagnostic potentialities of MRI have improved impressively with an exceptional spatial resolution and the possibility of analyzing the morphology and function of several kinds of pathology.