Book review| Volume 70, P206-207, February 2020

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      “Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Principles of Physical Measurement” is the second edition of this textbook, originally published in 2003 as “Quantitative MRI of the Brain: Measuring Changes Caused by Disease”. Paul Tofts, a well-known and highly respected expert in the field, conceived and edited the first edition and has co-edited the latest edition. The book’s primary focus is on quantitative MRI (qMRI), which is assuming an ever more important role in research as well as in clinical MRI. The overall structure of the 2nd edition is very similar to the first, with 12 of the 18 chapters having identical (or near-identical) titles, in almost the same order. However, aside from the first three chapters written by Tofts, all of the chapters in the new book have different authors compared with the first edition. Furthermore, the book includes four entirely new chapters, covering important topics which were not included first time around (susceptibility-weighted imaging, advanced diffusion, CEST and multinuclear MR); there is also a new chapter on Image Analysis, replacing four separate chapters in the original book.
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