Imaging of the Brain  - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416050094, 9780323186476

Imaging of the Brain

1st Edition

Expert Radiology Series

Authors: Thomas Naidich Mauricio Castillo Soonmee Cha James Smirniotopoulos
eBook ISBN: 9780323186476
eBook ISBN: 9780323248044
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416050094
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 31st October 2012
Page Count: 1072

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Techniques for Imaging

1 Static Anatomic Techniques

2 Dynamic Functional and Physiological Techniques

Section 2: Image and Pattern Analysis

3 Analysis of Density, Signal Intensity, and Echogenicity

4 Analysis of Mass Effect

5 Patterns of Contrast Enhancement

Section 3: Scalp, Skull, and Meninges

6 Scalp

7 Skull

8 Cranial Meninges

Section 4: Normal Brain Anatomy

9 Surface Anatomy of the Cerebrum

10 Cerebral Cortex

11 Deep Gray Nuclei and Related Fiber Tracts

12 White Matter

13 Ventricles and Intracranial Subarachnoid Spaces

14 Sella Turcica and Pituitary Gland

Infratentorial Brain

15 Brain Stem

16 Cerebellum

17 Cranial Nerves

Section 5: Cerebrovascular Anatomy and Disease

18 Normal Vascular Anatomy

19 Intracranial Hemorrhage

20 Atherosclerosis and the Chronology of Infarction

21 Other Arteriopathies

22 Venous Occlusive Disease

23 Aneurysms

24 Vascular Malformations

Section 6: Craniocerebral Trauma

25 Fracture and Hemorrhage

26 Vascular Injury and Parenchymal Changes

Section 7: Cysts and Tumors

27 Intracranial Cysts and Cyst-Like Lesions

28 Neuroepithelial Cysts, Porencephaly, and Perivascular Spaces

29 Overview of Adult Primary Neoplasms and Metastatic Disease

30 Meningeal Neoplasms

31 Vascular and Hematopoietic Neoplasms

32 Intra-Axial Neoplasms

33 Sellar and Juxtasellar Tumors

34 Pineal Region Masses

35 Posterior Fossa Intra-Axial Tumors

36 Cerebellopontine Angle and Internal Auditory Canal Neoplasms

37 Tumors of the Cranial/Spinal Nerves

38 Management of the Tumor Patient

Section 8: The Phakomatoses

39 Phakomatoses: Tumor Suppression Gene Defects

Section 9: Infection and Inflammation

40 Meningitis and Ventriculitis

41 Pyogens, Mycobacteria, and Fungus

42 Other Infections of the Brain

43 Multiple Sclerosis and Other Idiopathic Inflammatory-Demyelinating Disease

44 Neurotoxicity Associated with Pediatric Malignancies

Section 10: Aging and Degeneration

45 Neurodegeneration: Cerebrum

46 Neurodegeneration: Cerebellum and Brain Stem

Section 11: Toxic and Metabolic Conditions

47 Toxic and Metabolic Brain Disease

Section 12: Hydrocephalus

48 Classical Concepts of Hydrocephalus

49 Emerging Concepts of Cerbrospinal Fluid Physiology and Communicating Hydrocephalus

Section 13: Epilepsy

50 Epilepsy


Imaging of the Brain provides the advanced expertise you need to overcome the toughest diagnostic challenges in neuroradiology. Combining the rich visual guidance of an atlas with the comprehensive, in-depth coverage of a definitive reference, this significant new work in the Expert Radiology series covers every aspect of brain imaging, equipping you to make optimal use of the latest diagnostic modalities.

Key Features

  • Compare your clinical findings to more than 2,800 digital-quality images of both radiographic images and cutting edge modalities such as MR, multislice CT, ultrasonography, and nuclear medicine, including PET and PET/CT.
  • Visualize relevant anatomy more easily thanks to full-color anatomic views throughout.
  • Choose the most effective diagnostic options, with an emphasis on cost-effective imaging.
  • Apply the expertise of a diverse group of world authorities from around the globe on imaging of the brain.
  • Use this reference alongside Dr. Naidich’s Imaging of the Spine for complementary coverage of all aspects of neuroimaging.
  • Access the complete contents of Imaging of the Brain online and download all the images at


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"This book is very well written and explains concepts extremely well. The section on anatomy is particularly detailed, more than available in any other mainstream neuroradiology textbooks...It is also well supported by high quality images and illustrations, both radiological and histological...It imparts detailed knowledge of basic concepts and the required core fundamentals in neuroradiology that are not available in the modern textbooks. It stimulates one to appreciate  this specialist  subject and creates a hunger for more. With the basics mastered, one can then enjoy all the challenging puzzles of neuroradiology that nature throws at us. This book is  suitable for everyone involved in radiology, whether one is a trainee or a consultant, as it provides a foundation in understanding the brain. Once started, you will find it hard to stop as it is very readable and digestible. To this end, the authors have succ eded in achieving their set goal."

RAD, September 2013

About the Authors

Thomas Naidich Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Radiology; Professor of Neurosurgery; Director of Neuroradiology, Irving and Dorothy Regenstreif Research Professor of Neuroscience Professor (Neuroimaging), Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, US

Mauricio Castillo Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Radiology, Chief and Program Director of Neuroradiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, US

Soonmee Cha Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery, Department of Neuroradiology, UC San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, US

James Smirniotopoulos Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Radiology and Neurology; Chairman, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, US