By Dow-Mu Koh,Harriet C. Thoeny

it's a nice privilege to introduce this e-book dedicated to the present and destiny roles in examine and scientific perform of one other fascinating new improvement in MRI: Diffusi- weighted MR imaging. This new, fast and non-invasive procedure, which calls for no distinction media or i- izing radiation, deals nice strength for the detection and characterization of sickness within the physique in addition to for the review of tumour reaction to treatment. certainly, while DW-MRI is already ? rmly confirmed for the research of the mind, growth in MR techn- ogy has only in the near past enabled its winning software within the physique. even supposing the main target of this publication is at the function of DW-MRI in sufferers with malignant tumours, n- oncological rising functions in different stipulations also are mentioned. The editors of this quantity, Dr. D. M. Koh and Prof. H. Thoeny, are the world over renowned for his or her pioneering paintings within the ? eld and their unique contributions to the l- erature on DW-MRI of the physique. i'm greatly indebted to them for the passion and engagement with which they ready and edited this wonderful quantity in a checklist couple of minutes for our sequence scientific Radiology – Diagnostic section.

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