MRI Normal Variants and Pitfalls presents over 1,800 images of normal anatomic variants, artifacts, and other features that mimic pathology on MRI scans. The book will reduce the rate of diagnostic errors by helping radiologists distinguish pathology from MRI appearances that may simulate disease.
Organized by anatomic region, the book covers the gamut of neuroradiology, breast imaging, vascular, cross-sectional, and musculoskeletal radiology. Each chapter shows examples of normal anatomy, variations, common incidental or benign conditions, and imaging features that may mimic other disease processes. Concise figure legends facilitate rapid identification of imaging characteristics. Examples of common MRI artifacts are included, with brief explanations from physicists in language understandable to radiologists.
HEAD AND NECK The Head David A. Miller, Debbie J. Merinbaum, and John E. Kirsch Brain Parenchyma Ventricles Cisterns Fissures Arteries Veins Orbits Calvarium Face The Neck David A. Miller, Robert A. Pooley, and Laura W. Bancroft Neck Brachial Plexus Cervical Spine David A. Miller and Laura W. Bancroft THE UPPER EXTREMITY Shoulder/Arm Laura W. Bancroft, Jeffrey J. Peterson, and John E. Kirsch Elbow Laura W. Bancroft, Thomas H. Berquist, and Debbie J. Merinbaum Forearm Laura W. Bancroft, Thomas H. Berquist, and Debbie J. Merinbaum Wrist/Hand Laura W. Bancroft, Mark J. Kransdorf, and Thomas H. Berquist CHEST Breast Elizabeth R. DePeri Thoracic Spine Laura W. Bancroft and Debbie J. Merinbaum Intrathoracic Laura W. Bancroft, Ronald S. Kuzo, and J. Mark McKinney Vascular Cardiac Other ABDOMEN Liver and Biliary System Mellena D. Bridges and Nolan Karstaedt Liver Biliary Gallbladder Mellena D. Bridges Pancreas Mellena D. Bridges Kidneys and Adrenals Mellena D. Bridges and Joseph G. Cernigliaro Kidneys Ureters Adrenals Spleen Mellena D. Bridges Vasculature Mellena D. Bridges, J. Mark McKinney, and Eric M. Walser Lumbar Spine Laura W. Bancroft and Debbie J. Merinbaum PELVIS Female Mellena D. Bridges Uterus and Cervix Ovaries and Adnexae Vagina and Perineum Male Mellena D. Bridges Unisex Mellena D. Bridges and Robert A. Pooley Bladder Vascular Musculoskeletal Laura W. Bancroft and John E. Kirsch Pelvis/Hip Thigh THE LOWER EXTREMITY Knee Laura W. Bancroft and Patrick T. Liu Calf Laura W. Bancroft and Robert A. Pooley Ankle/Foot Laura W. Bancroft and William B. Morrison