MRI of the Musculoskeletal System: . Zus.-Arb.: Edited by by Reiser, Maximilian; Genant, Harry K.; Vahlensieck, Martin

By Reiser, Maximilian; Genant, Harry K.; Vahlensieck, Martin

In many situations, MRI is the final and decisive step in diagnostic imaging of the musculoskeletal method. the data essential to comprehend common anatomy and pathological findings has elevated exponentially in recent times.


In 850 photos, with many MR-images supported by means of explanatory colour graphs, this booklet addresses this factor and the most difficulties the analyzing health care provider encounters, including


  • he description of all correct options of MRI
  • suggestions for tabular protocols
  • the complete presentation of ordinary sectional
    anatomy,
  • tables for differential prognosis, and
  • description of state of the art imaging methods.

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6 and Fig. 29 and the most frequent variants in Fig. 30. The arachnoiditis produces intraspinal inflammatory space-occupying lesions with moderate enhancement and obliteration of the spinal canal. Its differentiation from a neoplastic growth is not always possible by MRI. In the lower spine, neural fibers can aggregate to form nodular structures that are centrally located in the dural sac. Conversely, the fibers can adhere along the outline L3 Type I L4 Type II L5 Type III Fig. 30 Anatomic variants of the filum terminale.

Von Smekal: MR angiography in congenital heart disease. Amer. J. Roentgenol. ) 38 Shellock, F. , J. H. Mink, A. Deutsch, B. D. Pressman: Kinematic magnetic resonance imaging of the joints: techniques and clinical applications. Magn. Reson. Quart. 7 (1991) 104 – 135 39 Shellock, F. , J. H. Mink, A. Deutsch, T. K. F. Foo: Kinematic magnetic resonance imaging of the patellofemoral joint: comparison of passive positioning and active movement techniques. Radiology 184 (1992) 574 – 577 40 Shellock, F.

Layer, R. DeBoer, H. Schild: Magnetization-Transfer-Contrast (MTC): Comparison of on- and off-resonance techniques at 0,5 and 1,5 Tesla. Europ. Radiol. ) 19 Spine 2 G. Lutterbey and G. Layer Anatomic Basis The spine is formed by seven cervical vertebrae, twelve thoracic vertebrae, five lumbar vertebrae and five additional vertebrae that are fused with the costal remnants to constitute the sacrum. Rudimentary vertebrae that make up the coccyx terminate the spine (Figs. 3). All vertebrae have a common basic form, regionally modified by the particular load carried by that region.

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