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Cardiac Imaging

A Multimodality Approach


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783131477811
Publication Date: November 2008

An excellent atlas on modern diagnostic imaging of the heart

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.

I Imaging Modalities
1 Conventional Radiography
2 Echocardiography
3 Angiography
4 Nuclear Medicine Imaging
5 Computed Tomography
6 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
II Imaging of Specific Cardiac Diseases
7 Heart Defects and Endocarditis
8 Coronary Heart Disease
9 Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditis
10 Cardiac Tumors
11 Diseases of the Pericardium
12 Diseases of the Great Pulmonary Vessels
13 Diseases of the Thoracic Aorta

An excellent collection of information of all cardiac imaging modalities...all chapters are very well illustrated with photographs (with color and without), diagrams, tables, and with all the essentials points with bullets...a well-written textbook [of] wonderful quality...It is a good first textbook for physicians interested in the multimodality approach of cardiac imaging today...recommend[ed].--Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

“It should serve as a ready reference in the reading rooms, both in academic and private practice settings.”Clinical Imaging May 2011

"Written by an interdisciplinary team of experts...a good, comprehensive introduction along with suggestions as to further reading according to individual preferences and experiences...Throughout all the chapters there are lavish high quality images - more than 600 - along with many illustrations complementing the text. The text is also generously interspersed with key facts for quick revision and learning...should be considered a valuable desktop companion to radiologists, cardiologists, and technologists involved in multimodality cardiac imaging."--RAD Magazine

"Overall the layout and presentation of the book is excellent and is pleasing to the eye...The book has a light, modern feel to is with an excellent use of tables...One of the highlights of the book is the use of 'essential points' boxes to stress key areas...The authors are to be commended on their use of high quality images as well as the book being well written and easy to follow...The concept of the book and the design strcutrue are excellent."--Cardiology News

"A comprehensive review of cardiac imaging...succinct, yet rich in detail...well laid-out figures and tables that are easy to read...well-labeled illustrations...very useful...especially well written, and the examples shown are excellent...a concise yet comprehensive review."--Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

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