Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.
This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of neurological infectious diseases using MRI. Divided into four sections, the text begins with an introduction to tropical diseases of the central nervous system, and their epidemiology.
The second section provides in depth coverage of the technique of MRI, from the basic principles, to clinical application and more advanced features.
The following sections describe use of the technique for both infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, HIV and parasitic diseases; and noninfectious conditions, such as stroke, poisoning and epilepsy.
Each chapter features numerous MRI and pathological images and extensive references.
Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of neurological infectious diseases in tropics using MRI
In depth coverage of the technique, from basics to more advanced aspects
Covers MRI for both infectious and noninfectious conditions
Includes nearly 300 MRI and pathological images
Rakesh K Gupta MD Director and Head, Department of Radiology and Imaging, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana, India Sunil Kumar MD Professor, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Section 1: Introduction Overview of Tropical Diseases of Central Nervous System Epidemiology of Tropical Diseases Involving Central Nervous System Section 2: Magnetic Resonance Technique Magnetic Resonance Imaging Principles Magnetization Transfer Imaging and Its Clinical Applications Basic Principles of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Diffusion Imaging-Basic Principles Basic Principles and Clinical Applications of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Postprocessing Tools for Magnetic Resonance Quantification Section 3: Infections in Tropics Tuberculosis Brain Abscess Nontubercular Bacterial Infections Viral Infections Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Related Conditions Fungal Infections Neurocysticercosis Parasitic Diseases Section 4: Noninfective Conditions in Tropics Stroke in Tropics Neuroimaging in Toxins and Poisoning Nonmultiple Sclerosis Demyelinating Diseases Hirayama Disease Acute Transverse Myelopathy Imaging in Epilepsy Ring Enhancing Lesions-A Diagnostic Approach