Neurological Disorders and Imaging Physics, Volume 1
- Application of multiple sclerosis
- Luca Saba, Jasjit S Suri, Ayman El-Baz
- October 2019
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease where the body's immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord, causing debilitating side effects that last a lifetime for those affected. There is currently no cure.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an established tool in the diagnosis and monitoring of MS because of its ability to depict the pathological features of the disease in high detail. Over the past few decades, MRI-based visualization of demyelinated CNS lesions has become pivotal to the diagnosis and monitoring of MS. In recent years, newer MR imaging technologies, including higher-field-strength MR units, have been developed to analyse the overall MS damage and highlight potential mechanisms of recovery in patients at different stages of the disease.
Written by experts in the field, this first volume covers all imaging techniques applied to the analysis of MS, including the physics of CT/MR neurological imaging, MR MS, and miscellaneous MR neurological applications.
Luca Saba is full professor of radioloy and the Chief of the Department of Radiology in the AOU of Cagliari. His research fields are focused on multi-detector-row computed tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, neuroradiology, and diagnostics in vascular sciences.
Jasjit S Suri is an innovator, scientist, industrialist and an internationally known world leader in biomedical engineering. He has spent more than 25 years in the field of biomedical engineering/devices. In 2018, he was awarded the Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions and dedication to medical imaging and its management.
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Hardback ISBN: 9780750317573
Ebook ISBN: 9780750317597
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing