Cerebrospinal Vascular Diseases: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment
ISBN/ASIN: 9784431682806,9784431682783 | 1994 | English | pdf | 210/212 pages | 7.27 Mb
Publisher: Springer Tokyo | Author: Richard E. Latchaw (auth.), Norihiko Tamaki M.D. (eds.) | Edition: 1
Recent advances in technology have opened up new possibilities in the diagnosis and treatment of cerebrospinal vascular diseases. It is now possible to use magnetic resonance imaging to map brain function and metabolism as an aid to diagnosis. Novel applications of magnetic resonance angiography allow three-dimensional imaging, and the magnetization transfer contrast technique gives us a new window on cerebral vascular function. This volume presents work in all these fields as well as previewing the techniques of endovascular surgery for cerebrospinal vascular diseases. These include modern stereotactic radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations and for angiographically occult vascular malformations of the brain. This book presents an overview of the latest applications of technology to this rapidly developing and challenging field.