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June 1995

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Neurol. 1995;52(6):555. doi:10.1001/archneur.1995.00540300027005

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Since 1981, when magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was first introduced, a plentitude of neurologic MRI books has become available. Val M. Runge has long been involved with MRI scanning, especially with the use of contrast material. Together with Mitchell A. Brack, Robert A. Garneau, and John E. Kirsch, he has written an excellent and comprehensive book. Although we are still early in the decade of the brain, MRI has already become a well-established diagnostic modality. Although the book takes a clinical approach to presenting the findings seen on MRI in various diseases, the pathologic appearance is also presented, if available. For reference and continuity, the book is organized according to the pathology code of the American College of Radiology's Index for Radiological Diagnosis (third edition). For reference, the pathology code is presented at the beginning of each case. The book includes three chapters.

Since MRI physics continue to challenge even

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