MRI has become an important tool in the management of patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases. This book, written by distinguished experts in the field, discusses in detail the technical, practical, and clinical aspects of MRI of the gastrointestinal tract. The chapters on technique encompass the most recent developments and address such topics as contrast media, high field strength MRI, and perfusion MRI. Subsequently, individual chapters are devoted to the clinical applications of MRI in the different parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Both established applications and new frontiers are considered, with the aid of numerous high-quality illustrations. By combining chapters dedicated to technical aspects and clinically oriented chapters, this book will prove very instructive for the novice while simultaneously offering experienced practitioners further insights into the value of MRI of the gastrointestinal tract.
Technique.- MRI of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Coils, Sequences, Techniques.- MRI of the Gastrointestinal Tract at High-Field Strength.- Contrast Media for MRI of the Gastrointestinal Tract.- Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced and Diffusion-Weighted MRI of the Gastrointestinal Tract.- Clinical Application.- MRI of the Esophagus and Stomach.- MRI of Upper GI Tract Motility.- MRI of the Duodenum.- MRI of the Small Bowel: Enterography.- MRI of the Small Bowel: Enteroclysis.- MRI of the Small Bowel: Clinical Role.- MRI of the Colon (MR Colonography): Technique.- MRI of the Colon (Colonography): Results.- MRI of the Rectum.- MRI of Bowel Motility.- MRI of the Peritoneum.- MRI of Adhesions and Small Bowel Obstruction.- MRI of Acute Conditions of the Gastrointestinal Tract.- MRI of the Pelvic Floor.- MRI of the Anus.