Pearls and Pitfalls in Cardiovascular Imaging : Pseudolesions, Artifacts, and Other Difficult Diagnoses
Cardiovascular imagers are faced with the challenge of interpreting cases that include artifacts, unusual findings, or anatomic variants on an almost daily basis. These studies can result in confusion and may lead to misdiagnosis even for the most experienced imager. This book provides an approachable reference for practising cardiovascular imagers to aid with both commonly and uncommonly encountered entities that can result in inappropriate patient management. Through the focused use of case examples, this book reviews 100 conditions that can be seen in clinical practice, including pseudotumors, artifacts, anatomic variants, mimics, and unusual diagnoses. Each highly illustrated case follows a standard format, allowing readers to learn from real-life examples and provides an accessible and rapid source of reference for the improved interpretation of cardiovascular imaging and enhanced patient care. This text will be invaluable to radiologists, cardiologists, and trainees.
- Electronic book text
- 05 Jun 2015
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 615 b/w illus. 39 colour illus. 7 tables
Table of contents
Part I. Cardiac Pseudotumors, Tumors, and Other Challenging Diagnoses; Part II. Cardiac Aneurysms and Diverticula; Part III. Cardiovascular Anatomic Variants and Congenital Lesions; Part IV. Coronary Arteries; Part V. Pulmonary Arteries; Part VI. Cardiovascular MRI Artifacts; Part VII. Acute Aorta and Aortic Aneurysms; Part VIII. Post-operative Aorta; Part IX. Mesenteric Vascular; Part X. Peripheral Vascular; Part XI. Veins.