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Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR) is a rapidly evolving tool. This book presents a state-of-the-art compilation of expert contributions to the field, each examining normal and pathologic anatomy of the cardiovascular system as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging. Functional techniques such as myocardial perfusion imaging and assessment of flow velocity are emphasized. The book represents a multi-disciplinary approach to the field.
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  • Mixed media product | 749 pages
  • 182 x 260 x 34mm | 1,918.69g
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2008 ed.
  • 26 Tables, color; XVII, 749 p. With DVD.
  • 1588296733
  • 9781588296733
  • 2,613,846

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Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR) is a rapidly evolving tool for cardiovascular diagnosis, and is becoming increasingly important in guiding cardiovascular interventions. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging presents a state-of-the-art compilation of expert contributions to the field, each examining normal and pathologic anatomy of the cardiovascular system as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging. Functional techniques such as myocardial perfusion imaging and assessment of flow velocity are emphasized, along with the exciting areas of artherosclerosis plaque imaging and targeted magnetic resonance imaging. This cutting-edge volume represents a multi-disciplinary approach to the field, with contributions from experts in cardiology, radiology, physics, engineering, physiology and biochemistry, and offers new directions in noninvasive imaging.



Contemporary and comprehensive, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging is a vital resource for cardiologists and radiologists striving to lead the way into the future of this important field.
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Table of contents

1 Physics in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2 Clinical Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques
3 Normal Cardiac and Thoracic Anatomy
4 Normal Left and Right Ventricular Volume and Function
5 Quantitative MRI Techniques in Regional Myocardial Function
6 Clinical Assessment of Regional left Ventricular Function
7 Myocardial Perfusion Techniques
8 Assessment of Blood Flow Velocity
9 Fast Imaging Techniques
10 Contrast Agents for Cardiovascular MRI
11 Safety and Monitoring in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
12 Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function by CMR
13 Acute Myocardial infarction and post infarction remodeling
14 Stress Cine CMR
15 Clinical Applications of CMR Myocardial Perfusion
16 Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography - Techniques and Clinical Results
17 Myocardial Viability
18 Nuclear Scintigraphy vs. CMR
19 Assessment of the Cardiomyopathies and CardiacTransplantation by CMR
20 Clinical Assessment of Diastolic Function by CMR
21 CMR Assessment of Cardiac Masses
22 Advanced Imaging of Pericardial Diseases
23 Assessment of Valvular Heart Diseases
24 Assessment of Simple Congenital Heart Disease
25 Assessment of Complex Congenital Heart Disease
26 Magnetic Resonance Angiography of the Aorta and the Peripheral Vessels
27 Pulmonary Vein Assessment Before and After Ablation
28 Atherosclerotic Plaque Imaging
29 Targeted MR Imaging in Cardiovascular Diseases
30 Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
31 Assessment of the Arterial Elasticity by CMR
32 Interventional CMR
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"The aim of the book Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging is to provide information on the technology and clinical applications of this type of noninvasive imaging for assessing cardiac disease. Part of the 'Contemporary Cardiology' series, the 780-page resource is targeted to cardiologists, radiologists, primary care physicians and MRI technologists, and others who are interested in the technique. ... The physics of the cardiac MRI is discussed as well as safety and monitoring." (Raymond Y. Kwong, Biophotonics International, March, 2008)

"I thoroughly enjoyed Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Although primarily a textbook for cardiologists and radiologists, radiologic technologists can benefit greatly from this interesting book. ... It is both informative and entertaining. This book is an extremely good deal for the price. ... I highly recommend it for the department library. As we find more and more uses for MR, being knowledgeable in present and future developments will prepare technologists for changes that are coming." (Connie McCready, Radiologic Technology, Vol. 79 (5), May/June, 2008)

"This comprehensive book provides a strong foundation in the basic principles of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). ... is intended as a practical introductory resource for those beginning to learn about cardiovascular MRI. ... aimed at clinical cardiologists and radiologists as well as postgraduate fellows with an interest in cardiovascular MRI research. ... a well designed reference for any physician or researcher working with cardiovascular MRI." (Wade Bolton May, Doody's Review Service, July, 2008)

"Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging is an outstanding book created by the contribution of international authors from different disciplines. ... Each of the 32 chapters contains a large number of up-to-date references suggesting the most pertinent articles in the medical literature dealing with the topic discussed. ... In conclusion, this excellent book may become a reference book for radiologists, cardiologists, and internists, as well as residents and fellows involved in the field of cardiovascular MRI."(Pietro Torricelli, Clinical Imaging, Vol. 32, September, 2008)

"This textbook is intended to serve both as a practical resource for those new to the field of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and as a comprehensive review of the science underlying its use. Radiologists and cardiologists ... are among the book's intended audience. ... this book presents a comprehensive review of the state of the art in cardiovascular MR. ... a valuable addition to the library of any radiology department or cardiovascular MR training fellow or resident." (John D. Grizzard, Radiology, Vol. 252 (1), July, 2009)
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"The aim of the book Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging is to provide information on the technology and clinical applications of this type of noninvasive imaging for assessing cardiac disease. Part of the `Contemporary Cardiology' series, the 780-page resource is targeted to cardiologists, radiologists, primary care physicians and MRI technologists, and others who are interested in the technique. ... The physics of the cardiac MRI is discussed as well as safety and monitoring." (Raymond Y. Kwong, Biophotonics International, March, 2008)

"I thoroughly enjoyed Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Although primarily a textbook for cardiologists and radiologists, radiologic technologists can benefit greatly from this interesting book. ... It is both informative and entertaining. This book is an extremely good deal for the price. ... I highly recommend it for the department library. As we find more and more uses for MR, being knowledgeable in present and future developments will prepare technologists for changes that are coming." (Connie McCready, Radiologic Technology, Vol. 79 (5), May/June, 2008)

"This comprehensive book provides a strong foundation in the basic principles of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). ... is intended as a practical introductory resource for those beginning to learn about cardiovascular MRI. ... aimed at clinical cardiologists and radiologists as well as postgraduate fellows with an interest in cardiovascular MRI research. ... a well designed reference for any physician or researcher working with cardiovascular MRI." (Wade Bolton May, Doody's Review Service, July, 2008)

"Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging is an outstanding book created by the contribution of international authors from different disciplines. ... Each of the 32 chapters contains a large number of up-to-date references suggesting the most pertinent articles in the medical literature dealing with the topic discussed. ... In conclusion, this excellent book may become a reference book for radiologists, cardiologists, and internists, as well as residents and fellows involved in the field of cardiovascular MRI."(Pietro Torricelli, Clinical Imaging, Vol. 32, September, 2008)

"This textbook is intended to serve both as a practical resource for those new to the field of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and as a comprehensive review of the science underlying its use. Radiologists and cardiologists ... are among the book's intended audience. ... this book presents a comprehensive review of the state of the art in cardiovascular MR. ... a valuable addition to the library of any radiology department or cardiovascular MR training fellow or resident." (John D. Grizzard, Radiology, Vol. 252 (1), July, 2009)
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