Chapter 4. PD: Proton Density of Tissue Water

  1. Paul Tofts
  1. Paul S. Tofts

Published Online: 8 JUL 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0470869526.ch4

Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Measuring Changes Caused by Disease

Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Measuring Changes Caused by Disease

How to Cite

Tofts, P. S. (2003) PD: Proton Density of Tissue Water, in Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Measuring Changes Caused by Disease (ed P. Tofts), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470869526.ch4

Editor Information

  1. NMR Research Unit, Department of Neuroinflammation and Medical Physics, Institute of Neurology, University College London, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK

Author Information

  1. NMR Research Unit, Department of Neuroinflammation and Medical Physics, Institute of Neurology, University College London, Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG, UK

  1. Reviewed by Dr Alex MacKay Professor in the Departments of Radiology and of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2004
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470847213

Online ISBN: 9780470869529

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Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physical Basis of Proton Density

  • Biological Basis of Proton Density

  • Measuring Proton Density – Practical Details

  • Factors which Can Alter the Measured Value of PD

  • Clinical Applications of Proton Density

  • Conclusions – The Future of Proton Density Measurements

  • References