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MR Imaging and Spectroscopy of Central Nervous System Infection - Rakesh K. Gupta

MR Imaging and Spectroscopy of Central Nervous System Infection

By: Rakesh K. Gupta (Editor), Robert B. Lufkin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 2001
ISBN: 9780306465512
Number Of Pages: 354

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Central nervous system (CNS) infections continue to pose a serious problem in health care even with improved knowledge and treatment. Despite the introduction of newer antimicrobial agents and diagnostic techniques, the morbidity and mortality associated with CNS infections remain high. The morbidity associated with CNS infections may be even more important than the death rate especially in developing countries as neurological sequelae may deprive the survivors of intellect and physical ability, demeaning the quality of life and burdening health resources and social services. MR imaging is an important integral part of the protocol for the management of CNS infections and MR spectroscopy is increasingly being utilized in its management. This work is an attempt to provide a comprehensive review of imaging and spectroscopy of the commonly encountered CNS infections in the clinical practice in developing and developed countries. The first chapter deals with basic physical principles of MR imaging and spectroscopy that will help beginners to understand the technical terms used in subsequent chapters. The remaining 10 chapters deal with clinical, pathological, MR imaging and spectroscopy features and their applications in CNS infections. This will help in giving a comprehensive understanding to readers with a background in clinical, radiological, basic MRI, and neurological sciences. The T2 hypointense lesions are a real diagnostic dilemma especially in developing countries for which an algorithm has been suggested in the concluding chapter.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopic Techniquesp. 1
Pyogenic Infectionsp. 57
Tuberculosis and other Nontuberculous Bacterial Granulomatous Infectionsp. 95
Viral Infectionsp. 147
Fungal Infectionsp. 177
Parasitic Infectionsp. 205
Aids and Its Related Infectionsp. 241
Congenital Infectionsp. 259
Parainfectious and other Infectious Diseasesp. 273
Imaging of Postoperative Infectionsp. 297
Diagnostic Algorithm for a T2 Hypointense Lesionp. 313
Indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9780306465512
ISBN-10: 0306465515
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 354
Published: 31st July 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.86