Cardiac Imaging: A Multimodality Approach

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Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 303 pages
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Written by an interdisciplinary team of experts, Cardiac Imaging: A Multimodality Approach features an in-depth introduction to all current imaging modalities for the diagnostic assessment of the heart as well as a clinical overview of cardiac diseases and main indications for cardiac imaging. With a particular emphasis on CT and MRI, the first part of the atlas also covers conventional radiography, echocardiography, angiography and nuclear medicine imaging. Leading specialists demonstrate the latest advances in the field, and compare the strengths and weaknesses of each modality. The book's second part features clinical chapters on heart defects, endocarditis, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathies, myocarditis, cardiac tumors, pericardial diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases, and diseases of the thoracic aorta. The authors address anatomy, pathophysiology, and clinical features, and evaluate the various diagnostic options.Key features:
  • Highly regarded experts in cardiology and radiology offer image-based teaching of the latest techniques
  • Readers learn how to decide which modality to use for which indication
  • Visually highlighted tables and essential points allow for easy navigation through the text
  • More than 600 outstanding images show up-to-date technology and current imaging protocols
  • Cardiac Imaging: A Multimodality Approach is a must-have desk reference for cardiologists and radiologists in practice, as well as a study guide for residents in both fields. It will also appeal to cardiac surgeons, general practitioners, and medical physicists with a special interest in imaging of the heart.
     

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    Contents

    Conventional Radiography
    3
    Radiographic Determination of Cardiac Size
    10
    Cardiac Malposition
    17
    Systemic Hypertension
    23
    Echocardiography
    34
    Examination Techniques
    40
    Reference Values for Doppler Echocardiography
    46
    Angiography
    59
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    91
    Morphology
    98
    Imaging of Specific Cardiac Diseases
    139
    Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditis
    215
    Cardiac Tumors
    232
    Diseases of the Pericardium
    243
    Diseases of the Great Pulmonary Vessels
    252
    Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta
    264

    Nuclear Medicine Imaging
    68
    Computed Tomography
    76
    Index
    283
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    Professor of Cardiology, Dept. of Cardiology, West German Heart Center Essen, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

    Professor of Radiology, Clinic and Polyclinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Johannes Gutenberg University Hospital, Mainz, Germany

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