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Book Reviews
February 2003

Magnetic Resonance in the Diagnosis of CNS Disorders

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Arch Neurol. 2003;60(2):288-289. doi:10.1001/archneur.60.2.288-a

edited by Vaso Antunovic, Gradimir Dragutinovic, Zvonimir Levic, and Miroslav Samardzic, 317 pp, with illus, $129, ISBN 1-58890-073-8, New York, NY, Thieme, 2002.

During the past 15 years, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been integrated as a standard tool of the clinical neurosciences in the industrial and postindustrial world. This book comes from the eastern European country of Serbia. As stated in the introduction, the purpose of the book is to review the use of MRI in, and the clinical characteristics of, different neurologic and neurosurgical conditions culled from the wide clinical experience of the editors and contributors. The editors and contributors are all from the Clinical Center of Serbia, University of Belgrade. It is remarkable that this book was even published, given the tumultuous events in the former Yugoslavian republics over the past 15 years. It is apparent that the book was long in the making. Most of each chapter's references are from the late 1980s. Some of the images also appear to be from an earlier generation of MRI. Overall, the authors succeed in meeting the stated purpose of the book.