Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Neurological Diseases in Tropics

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body. This book is a comprehensive guide to the diagnosis and management of neurological infectious diseases using MRI. Divided into four sections, the text begins with an introduction to tropical diseases of the central nervous system, and their epidemiology. The second section provides in depth coverage of the technique of MRI, from the basic principles, to clinical application and more advanced features. The following sections describe use of the technique for both infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, HIV and parasitic diseases; and noninfectious conditions, such as stroke, poisoning and epilepsy. Each chapter features numerous MRI and pathological images and extensive references. Key points * Comprehensive guide to diagnosis and management of neurological infectious diseases in tropics using MRI * In depth coverage of the technique, from basics to more advanced aspects * Covers MRI for both infectious and noninfectious conditions * Includes nearly 300 MRI and pathological images