Brain imaging with MRI and CT an Image pattern approach
This volume is certainly not aimed at replacing textbooks, but should rather be viewed as a complementary source. It is an attempt at pattern-based approach, not perfect and definitely not all encompassing. There are entities that are not included as separate cases, such as Krabbe disease, neuromyelitis optica, and lacunar infarcts, to name a few, which were for different reasons initially considered. They are, however, listed and briefly described under the differential diagnosis sections. The objective was a book of a reasonable size that would more thoroughly cover the majority of the common and/or radiologically characteristic entities. At some point adding new cases and images, revising text, and updating references had to stop. I would like to thank all the contributors, especially my co-editors and friends Mauricio, Ben and Andrea. I would also like to acknowledge the colleagues from around the world who have generously provided their excellent cases: Angelika Gutenberg, Chung-Ping Lo, Pranshu Sharma, Se Jeong Jeon, Yasuhiro Nakata and Zolta´n Patay. I would like to thank everybody at Cambridge University Press for enabling me to publish the book which I wanted to write for years. Finally, my special thanks go to my parents, Mirjana and Zvonko, for their continuous support and promotion of academic activity, and to my wife Tihana and daughters Rita, Frida and Zora for their patience and understanding.