Cardiac Imaging: A Multimodality Approach

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Thieme, 2009 - Medical - 289 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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University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany

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