Although the field of Neuro-Oncology has grown considerably in the last 10 to 15 years and has a rather extensive literature, there are no comprehensive, "single-source" books that summarize the current literature and future trends of neuroimaging in neuro-oncology. This book covers this topic in more comprehensive fashion, making it an important addition to the armamentarium of physicians that care for patients with brain tumors and other neuro-oncological disorders. Well-founded in basic science, it includes chapters that provide an overview of relevant background material in critical areas such as physics, contrast agents, ultra-high field brain MRI, and molecular imaging. Herbert B. Newton , M.D., F.A.A.N., Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology, Department of Neurology, Co-Director, Dardinger Neuro-Oncology Center, Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA; and Ferenc A. Jolesz , M.D., Vice Chairman for Research, Department of Radiology; Director, Division of MRI, Brigham and Women's Hospital; B. Leonard Holman Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA TABLE OF CONTENTS: Section I: Overview of Neuro-Oncological Disorders; ; Overview of Brain Tumor Epidemiology.; Overview of Pathology and Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors.; Overview of Pathology and Treatment of Metastatic Brain Tumors.; Overview of Spinal Cord Tumor Epidemiology.; Overview of Pathology and Treatment of Primary Spinal Cord Tumors.; Overview of Pathology and Treatment of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Metastases. ; Epidural Spinal Cord Compression in Adult Neoplasms.; Neoplastic Meningitis.; Vascular Disorders: Epidemiology. ; CNS Hemorrhage.; CNS Infarction.; Veno-Occlusive Disease. ; Paraneoplastic Syndromes.; Brachial and Lumbosacral Plexopathy.; Neurological Complications of Oncological Therapy.; ; Section II: Physics and Basic Science of Neuroimaging; ; Physics of CT: Scanning.; Physics of CT: Scanning.; Introductory MRI Physics.; Advanced MRI Physics.; Contrast Agents in Neuroradiological MRI: Current Status.; Ultra-High Field MRI: Image Acquisition.; Ultra-High Field MRI: fMRI, MRS and other applications.; ; Section III: Advances in Neuroimaging of Brain Tumors; ; Magnetic Resonance Image Guided Neurosurgery.; Neurosurgical Treatment Planning.; Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Basic Principles, Delivery Platforms, and Clinical Applications.; Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Brain Tumors.; Diffusion Imaging of Brain Tumors.; Functional MRI.; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.; Perfusion Imaging for Brain Tumor Characterization and Assessment of Treatment Response.; Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Imaging.; Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Physics.; Ultra-High Frequency BT imaging.; Neuroimaging of Brain Tumors in Animal Models of CNS Cancer.; Molecular imaging of BTs.; Contrast Issues in CT/MRI imaging of BTs.; Advances in Contrast Agent Development for CT/MRI; ; Section IV: Neuroimaging of Brain Tumors; ; Malignant Astrocytomas.; Low Grade Astrocytomas.; Oligodendrogliomas.; Primary CNS Lymphoma.; Pituitary and Sellar region Lesions.; Meningeal tumors.; Intracranial Schwannomas.; Diencephalic and other deep tumors.; Neuronal tumors.; Pineal region tumors.; Chordomas and skull base tumor.; Pediatric brain tumors.; Intracranial Metastases.; Non-Neoplastic mass lesions of the CNS.; Neuroimaging Issues in Assessing Response to Brain Tumor Therapy.; Pitfalls in the neuroimaging of BTs.; ; Section V: Neuroimaging of Other Neuro-Onc Syndromes; ; Neuroradiology of Leptomeningeal Metastases.; Imaging of Epidural Spinal Cord Compression.; Brachial and Lumbosacral Plexopathy Imaging.; Imaging of Peripheral Neurogenic Tumors.; Neuro-Imaging of Cerebrovascular Complications in Cancer Patients.; Paraneoplastic Syndromes.