Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging

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Robert J. Gropler, David K. Glover, Albert J. Sinusas
Taylor & Francis, Jul 23, 2007 - Medical - 368 pages
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Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging is based on a groundbreaking NIH symposium sponsored by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. The first all-inclusive guide to the targeted molecular imaging of the cardiovascular system, it includes color illustrations throughout and is packaged with a user-friendly CD-ROM with supplemental material.

This reference covers new methods for the analysis and management of cardiovascular pathophysiological processes and discusses new technologies for analyzing cardiovascular receptors, gene expression, vascular structures, and biological processes that affect the heart and associated vessels.

Bridging the gap between basic science and clinical applications, the contributors:

  • Span the most recent molecular imaging procedures used to stage disease states and assess treatment outcomes for specific cardiovascular ailments
  • Discuss the potential of molecular imaging to provide an improved understanding of the diagnosis and management of critical cardiovascular pathophysiological processes
  • Track the identification of targeted biological markers for molecular and physiological processes and cover their possible impact on the development of new imaging instruments and technologies
  • Consider biochemical processes and signaling events that precede pathophysiological transformations
  • Analyze the latest imaging technologies that enable healthcare practitioners to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of patients with cardiovascular conditions

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