Continuous improvement in MRI technology in recent years has led to the application of diffusion-weighted MR imaging in organ systems outside the brain. Extra-Cranial Applications of Diffusion-Weighted MRI provides an extensive review of current and future applications of this imaging modality by world-renowned experts. Organized by organ system, each chapter is highly illustrated, offering a balance of protocols, illustrations and principles of image interpretation. An initial chapter provides an overview of relevant physics and other technical details, followed by detailed chapters on all major body systems including liver, kidney, prostate, breast and spine. A final chapter discusses assessment of therapy response. Written and edited by leading DW-MRI experts worldwide, Extra-Cranial Applications of Diffusion-Weighted MRI is an invaluable resource for radiology trainees, practising radiologists and for researchers in a wide variety of disciplines. Edited by: Bachir Taouli, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York Features • Organized according to organ-based applications of diffusion-weighted MRI, enabling quick and easy navigation and use • Includes body imaging diffusion protocols, providing beginners with the information needed to start body diffusion-weighted imaging • Rich with tables and figures, providing an excellent and practical overview Table of Contents Preface 1. Basic physical principles of body diffusion-weighted imaging Eric E. Sigmund and Jens Jensen 2. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging of the liver Bachir Taouli and Dow-Mu Koh 3. Diffusion-weighted imaging of diffuse renal disease and kidney transplant Frederik De Keyzer and Harriet C. Thoeny 4. Diffusion-weighted imaging of focal renal masses Sooah Kim and Bachir Taouli 5. Diffusion-weighted imaging of the pancreas Tomoaki Ichikawa, Ali Muhi, Utaroh Motosugi and Katushiro Sano 6. Diffusion-weighted imaging of the prostate Sophie F. Riches and Nandita DeSouza 7. Breast applications of diffusion-weighted imaging Yong Guo 8. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging of lymph nodes Thomas C. Kwee and Taro Takahara 9. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging of female pelvic tumors Hela Sbano and Anwar R. Padhani 10. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging of the bone marrow and the spine Andrea Baur-Melnyk and Olaf Dietrich 11. Diffusion-weighted imaging of soft tissue tumors Masayuki Maeda 12. Evaluation of treatment response with DWI Andriy M. Babsky, Shenghong Ju and Navin Bansal 13. Diffusion-weighted MR imaging: future directions Dow-Mu Koh and David J. Collins Index.