Anne G. Osborn ; illustrated by Julian Maack
In this monograph, the authors summarize their findings in complex neuroimaging work (cranio-, spondylo-, myelo- and angiography as well as CT and MR imaging of the brain and spine) during their longstanding experience at the N. Burdenko Neurosurgical Institute in Moscow. The book begins with a review of modern neuroimaging techniques: CT and MR angiography, perfusion and diffusion imaging, tractography, spectroscopy and functional MR imaging. The problems and various other aspects of diagnosis of intra- and extra-axial brain tumors (more than 30,000 verified cases) as well as of cerebrovascular, infectious, demyelinating, degenerative and traumatic brain and spine lesions are discussed.The volume is well illustrated with angiographic, CT and MR images of complex diagnostic studies. The numerous images represent a 'visual text', which can be used as an atlas by practical clinicians. This book is a comprehensive reference manual for neurologists, neurotraumatologists and radiologists. It may also be of interest to technicians, medical physicists, students and other specialists interested in neurovisualization and diagnostic imaging.
Charts, tables and lists pull important information into the open for easy review and reference. Divided into six sections, "Diagnostic Neuroradiology" covers the full range of neurologic disease imaging: normal brain development and congenital malformations; haemorrhage, trauma and vascular disease; brain tumours and tumour-like processes; infections, metabolic, toxic and degenerative diseases; spine and cord; head and neck.