The daily analysis of whole-body MRI datasets uncovers many incidental findings, which are discussed by an interdisciplinary advisory board of physicians. This book provides a systematic overview of these incidental findings with the aid of approximately 240 high-quality images. The radiologists involved in the project have written chapters on each organ system, presenting a structured compilation of the most common findings, their morphologic appearances on whole-body MRI, and guidance on their clinical management. Chapters on technical and ethical issues are also included. It is hoped that this book will assist other diagnosticians in deciding how to handle the most common incidental findings encountered when performing whole-body MRI.
Preface and Acknowledgment.- Part 1: Fundamentals and Prerequisites for Whole-Body MRI Screening.- 1. The Ethics of Incidental Findings in Population-Based MRI Research.- 2. MR Imaging in Population-Based Research.- 3. Technical Prerequisites for Whole-Body MRI Screening.- 4. Contrast Agent Administration and Imaging Protocols for Whole-Body MRI.- Part 2: Frequent Findings in Whole-Body MRI and Clinical Correlation.- 5. The Head and Neck.- 6. The Chest.- 7. The Heart.- 8. The Abdomen.- 9. The Vascular System.- 10. The Musculoskeletal System and Spine.- 11. The Breasts.- 12. The Urogenital System.