This book examines the technologies and clinical applications relevant to MR imaging of the heart, brain, head and neck, spine, body, and musculoskeletal system. 4.700 beautifully reproduced illustrations-including hundreds of new full-color images-help readers accurately diagnosis a broad spectrum of conditions. Reviews physics, instrumentation, and techniques. Integrates the knowledge and experience of the world's leading clinical researchers. Examines all the latest techniques, including diffusion imaging, MR-guided interventions, molecular imaging, functional MRI, and MR angiography. Discusses hot topics such as parallel imaging methods, perfusion imaging of the brain, high-field MRI, and MR venography of the body. Features imaging protocols for all body-specific areas. Offers a full-color format with hundreds of color anatomic and MR images. Presents scientific advances relevant to the clinical applications of MRI.