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April 1997

Fundamentals of Neuroimaging

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Galveston, Tex

 

edited by William W. Woodruff, 576 pp, $99, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1993.

Arch Neurol. 1997;54(4):356. doi:10.1001/archneur.1997.00550160010008

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Abstract

This book is one of several recent books devoted to neuroimaging. The author expresses the purpose of the book in the preface: "to provide a basic, yet detailed neuroimaging textbook, which is useful to residents, fellows and practitioners in the imaging and clinical fields of neurosciences." This book has accomplished its goal well. The text has a practical perspective and presents the spectrum of common manifestations for common and relatively common diseases rather than presenting minute details of uncommon disease processes. Although the book was printed a few years ago, it still is a valuable reference book with solid baseline information. Some of the latest useful magnetic resonance imaging sequences are not presented (such as FLARE) and the readers have to update their information with current journals.

There are 13 chapters. Eight chapters cover the essential parts of neuroimaging: anatomy, neoplasms, vascular diseases and lesions, infectious and inflammatory conditions, and

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