By F. Orzi (auth.), Dr. Paolo Pavone, Prof. Plinio Rossi (eds.)

Every day MRI is gaining increasingly more appreciation by way of all me die al experts for its extraordinary caliber of anatomical photos. This morphological details provides constant assist in phrases of past prognosis, lesion characterisation, and definition of the level of disorder. notwithstanding, morphology isn't the purely infor­ mation bought via MRI. lately, quite a few researchers have exploited the potential for additionally acquiring practical details with MRI. result of mind activation stories were at the beginning played in Boston and feature been proven via investiga­ tors around the globe. vital practical info might be got not just at the mind, but in addition at the center and on parenchymal organs. The diffusion these days of industrial MR devices used with excessive box gradient and echo planar strategies permits sensible facts to be got in any regimen scientific job. This booklet seems to be on the correct time to supply details on fMRI to all MR clients desirous to receive scientific event with this new too1. We thank the authors of every paper for his or her efforts and for the phenomenal contribution either to the seminar and on those pages. we're in particular thankful to BRACCO overseas, who beneficiant­ ly supported the ebook of this Syllabus and the ecu Seminar on Di­ agnostic and Interventional Radiology (ESDIR), held in Rome on October 26- 28,1995. we are hoping that this editorial paintings could be legitimate as a reference choice of pa­ pers in this new box of medicine.

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2. Acute Ischemia Perfusion MR Imaging The most promising application of diffusion imaging in stroke has been suggested by the finding that it can detect brain ischemia at an early stage. Recently, MR diffusion imaging in a cat brain model showed that the diffusion coefficient of water after an ischemic injury decreased significantly within minutes, a time when all other imaging techniques, including conventional MR, did not show any change [3]. The decrease in diffusion developed progressively within the first hour.

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Subsequent 30 biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of radiation necrosis. None of the patients experienced anysevere adverse reactions to the bolus injection of either Sprodiamide or gadodiamide. One patient complained of headache and one patient experienced a transient episode of dizziness with a slight decrease in blood pressure. Discussion In this preliminary investigation it was possible to distinguish regions of tumor necrosis and large areas of radiation necrosis from viable tumor using fluorodeoxyglucose PET scanning and regional cerebral blood volume maps.

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