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Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging

Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging Book
Author : Ayman S. El-Baz,Jasjit S. Suri
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-11-24
ISBN : 0128227079
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging, Volume One covers state-of-the-art approaches for automated non-invasive systems in early cardiovascular disease diagnosis. The book includes several prominent imaging modalities, such as MRI, CT and PET technologies. A special emphasis is placed on automated imaging analysis techniques, which are important to biomedical imaging analysis of the cardiovascular system. This is a comprehensive, multi-contributed reference work that details the latest developments in spatial, temporal and functional cardiac imaging. Takes an integrated approach to cardiovascular and coronary imaging, covering machine learning, deep learning and reinforcement learning approaches Covers state-of-the-art approaches for automated non-invasive systems for early cardiovascular disease diagnosis Provides a perspective on future cardiovascular imaging and highlights areas that still need improvement

Imaging Coronary Arteries

Imaging Coronary Arteries Book
Author : David A. Dowe,Massimo Fioranelli,Paolo Pavone
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-11-26
ISBN : 8847026822
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In non-fatal cases, cardiovascular diseases are associated with a decreased quality of life as well as a substantial economic burden to society. Most sudden cardiac events are related to the complications of a non-stenosing marginal plaque. For this reason, the ability to properly identify the atherosclerotic plaque with rapid, non-invasive techniques is of utmost clinical interest in diagnostic workup and therapeutic planning of symptomatic patient. Nowadays CT produces high-quality images of the coronary arteries, in addition to defining their location and the extent of the atherosclerotic involvement. This new edition is enriched with two important additions. Firstly, dedicated chapters on intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), catheter angiography, and nuclear imaging have been included, with some discussions on theoretical techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Secondly, a completely new section comprising more than 70 clinical cases remarkably expands the horizons reached by the previous edition. This volume provides general practitioners and cardiologists with a basic understanding of the imaging techniques. For radiologists with no direct experience in cardiac imaging, the book serves as an important source of information on coronary pathophysiology and anatomy.

Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging

Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging Book
Author : Ayman S. El-Baz,Jasjit S. Suri
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2022-11-15
ISBN : 9780128219836
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although a variety of cardiac imaging methods are available, their effective use requires knowledge of their underlying principles, clinical applications, potential pitfalls, and expense. This book presents the basics of echocardiography, nuclear imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and provides insight into their appropriate use. It covers state-of-the-art approaches for automated non-invasive systems for early cardiovascular and coronary artery disease diagnosis. It includes several prominent imaging modalities such as MRI, CT, and PET technologies. It focuses on major trends and challenges in this area, and presents the latest techniques for cardiovascular and coronary image analysis. Takes an integrated approach to cardiovascular and coronary imaging, using machine learning, deep learning and reinforcement learning approaches Covers state-of-the-art approaches for automated non-invasive systems for early cardiovascular disease diagnosis Provides a perspective on future cardiovascular imaging and highlights areas that still need improvement

Novel Techniques for Imaging the Heart

Novel Techniques for Imaging the Heart Book
Author : Marcelo F. Di Carli,Raymond Y. Kwong
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-01-26
ISBN : 1444303244
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book brings the recent dramatic changes in the field ofcardiovascular imaging into the clinical setting to enable theclinician to best use the technology at hand. Novel Techniques for Imaging the Heart opens with threechapters reviewing the general considerations and fundamentals ofimaging, followed by a series of chapters that address clinicalapplications of CT and CMR, including critical review of imaging approaches for diagnosis andprognosis of CAD evaluating the patient with new onset heart failure evaluating the patient before non-cardiac surgery evaluating the patient before interventionalelectrophysiology novel assessment of vascular flow and valvular disease relative merits of CTA and MRA for coronary artery imaging The final section deals with advanced applications of CT and MRimaging, considers technical advances and future prospects of highfield MRI, and concludes with a chapter on image-guided cardiacinterventions. The book includes a companion CD-ROM with a searchable databaseof figures from the book and 40 video clips fully referenced in thetext.

Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Book
Author : Allen J. Taylor
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1416061363
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Atlas of Cardiac CT, by Allen J. Taylor, MD, is a practical cardiac imaging reference that provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of this modality. Inside you'll find user-friendly case-based structured sections that offer a brief clinical introduction, multiple CT images, highlights of strengths and pitfalls, brief commentary, and further suggested readings-equipping you with everything you need to know to obtain the best imaging results. Expert Consult functionality further enhances your reference power with convenient online access to the complete contents of the book-fully searchable-along with additional images and videos. Features a clinically oriented, case-based and evidence-based approach for coverage that you can readily apply in your daily practice. Offers the guidance of today's experts in cardiac CT, along with input of the editorial team behind Braunwald's Heart Disease, to ensure that you have only the best knowledge at your fingertips. Includes a final chapter, Which Modality for Which Disease, to help you determine the best imaging modality to use for a specific problem. Presents abundant high-quality images that clearly depict the use of cardiac CT and visually reinforce the text. Provides complete guidance on obtaining the best image quality possible and the avoidance of artifacts. Uses a consistent chapter format that makes it easy to find the information you need. Offers access to the complete contents online, fully searchable, along with additional images and videos, at expertconsult.com. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

Diagnostic Imaging of Coronary Artery Disease

Diagnostic Imaging of Coronary Artery Disease Book
Author : Kusai Aziz,George S. Abela
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9780781766029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Co-authored by a nuclear cardiologist and a cardiologist, this book presents practical, up-to-date information on diagnostic imaging for coronary artery disease, including coronary CT angiography, cardiac SPECT, cardiac PET, and MRI. The authors present the basic concepts and must-know facts of these modalities and offer guidelines for risk stratification of coronary artery disease. Test questions for board review are included. A companion Website will contain clinical case examples of coronary CT angiography studies and nuclear studies. Full-color images of black-and-white print CT, SPECT, and PET materials will be included. The Website will also include 31 video clips.

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging Book
Author : Jose Luis Zamorano,Jeroen Bax,Juhani Knuuti,Patrizio Lancellotti,Fausto Pinto,Bogdan A. Popescu,Udo Sechtem
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021-06-04
ISBN : 0192589210
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging third edition provides extensive coverage of all cardiovascular imaging modalities. Produced in collaboration with the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging with contributions from specialists across the globe and edited by a distinguished team of experts, it is a 'state of the art' clinically-orientated imaging reference. Now fully revised and updated with the latest imaging techniques and technology and covering even more conditions than before, it not only discusses the principles of individual modalities but also clearly demonstrates the added value each technique can bring to the treatment of all cardiac diseases. Richly illustrated with colour figures, images, and tables and using a wealth of newly available evidence to link theory to practice, it demonstrates how these techniques can be used in the diagnosis of a range of cardiovascular diseases. Learning how to apply them in practice is made easy with free access to videos and imaging loops online. Impressive in scope, The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging contains information on cutting-edge technical developments in echocardiography, CT, CMR and hybrid imaging and well imaging's current role in cardiac interventions, such as identifying cardiac structures, helping to guide procedures and exclude possible complications. The application of imaging modalities in conditions such as valvular and coronary heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, peri-myocardial disease, adult congenital heart disease and aortic disease, is also extensively considered. From discussion on improved imaging techniques and advances in technology, to guidance and explanation of key practices and theories, this new edition of The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging is the ideal reference guide for cardiologists and radiologists alike. The print edition of The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging comes with access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online, for as long as the edition is published by Oxford University Press. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge and download all the figures and tables.

Cardiovascular Imaging

Cardiovascular Imaging Book
Author : Johan H. C. Reiber,Ernst E. van der Wall
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9400902913
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the past, coronary arteriography was the only modality available to provide high quality images of the coronary anatomy. Quantitative coronary arteriography (QCA) was developed, implemented, validated and extensively applied to obtain accurate and reproducible data about coronary morphology and the functional significance of coronary obstructions. Over the last few years extensive basic technological research supported by clinical investigations has created competing modalities to visualize coronary morphology and the associated perfusion of the myocardial muscle. Currently, the following modalities are available: X-ray coronary arteriography, intracoronary ultrasound, contrast- and stress-echocardiography, angioscopy, nuclear cardiology, magnetic resonance imaging, and cine and spiral CT imaging. For all these imaging modalities, the application of dedicated quantitative analytical software packages enables the evaluation of the imaging studies in a more accurate, reliable, and reproducible manner. These extensions and achievements have resulted in improved diagnostics and subsequently in improved patient care. Particularly in patients with ischaemic heart disease, major progress has been made to detect coronary artery disease in an early phase of the disease process, to follow the atherosclerotic changes in the coronary arteries, to establish the functional and metabolic consequences of the luminal obstructions, and accurately to assess the results of interventional therapy. Aside from all these high-tech developments in cardiac imaging techniques, the transition from the analogue to the digital world has been going on for some time now. For the future, it has been predicted that the CD-R will be the exchange medium for cardiac images and DICOM-3 the standard file format. This has been a major achievement in the field of standardization activities. Since these developments will have a major impact on the way images will be stored, reviewed and exchanged in the near future, an important part of this book has been dedicated to DICOM and the filmless catheterization laboratory. Cardiovascular Imaging will assist cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, image processing specialists, physicists, basic scientists, and fellows in training for these specialties to understand the most recent achievements in cardiac imaging techniques and their impact on cardiovascular medicine.

Cardiovascular Imaging E Book

Cardiovascular Imaging E Book Book
Author : Vincent Ho,Gautham P. Reddy
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2010-11-09
ISBN : 1455706973
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cardiovascular Imaging, a title in the Expert Radiology Series, edited by Drs. Vincent Ho and Gautham P. Reddy, is a comprehensive 2-volume reference that covers the latest advances in this specialty. It provides richly illustrated, advanced guidance to help you overcome the full range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and interventional challenges in cardiovascular imaging and combines an image-rich, easy-to-use format with the greater depth that experienced practitioners need. Online access at www.expertconsult.com allows you to rapidly search for images and quickly locate the answers to any questions. Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com, along with downloadable images. View 5000 full-color digital images of both radiographic images and cutting-edge modalities—MR, multislice CT, ultrasonography, and nuclear medicine. Tap into comprehensive coverage that includes diagnostic and therapeutic options, with an emphasis on cost-effective imaging. Consult the experience of a diverse group of experts on cardiovascular imaging from around the globe. Find information quickly and easily thanks to consistent and tightly focused chapters, a full-color design, and key points boxes.

Cardiac CT Imaging

Cardiac CT Imaging Book
Author : Matthew J. Budoff,Jerold S. Shinbane
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-09-03
ISBN : 1846281466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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CT is an accurate technique for assessing cardiac structure and function, but advances in computing power and scanning technology have resulted in increased popularity. It is useful in evaluating the myocardium, coronary arteries, pulmonary veins, thoracic aorta, pericardium, and cardiac masses; because of this and the speed at which scans can be performed, CT is even more attractive as a cost-effective and integral part of patient evaluation. This book collates all the current knowledge of cardiac CT and presents it in a clinically relevant and practical format appropriate for both cardiologists and radiologists. The images have been supplied by an experienced set of contributing authors and represent the full spectrum of cardiac CT. As increasing numbers have access to cardiac CT scanners, this book provides all the relevant information on this modality.

Cardiac CT Imaging

Cardiac CT Imaging Book
Author : Matthew J. Budoff,Jerold S. Shinbane
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2010-06-16
ISBN : 1848826508
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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CT is an accurate technique for assessing cardiac structure and function, but advances in computing power and scanning technology have resulted in increased popularity. It is useful in evaluating the myocardium, coronary arteries, pulmonary veins, thoracic aorta, pericardium, and cardiac masses; because of this and the speed at which scans can be performed, CT is even more attractive as a cost-effective and integral part of patient evaluation. This book collates all the current knowledge of cardiac CT and presents it in a clinically relevant and practical format appropriate for both cardiologists and radiologists. The images have been supplied by an experienced set of contributing authors and represent the full spectrum of cardiac CT. As increasing numbers have access to cardiac CT scanners, this book provides all the relevant information on this modality. This is an extensive update of the previous edition bringing the reader up-to-date with the immense amount of updated content in the discipline.

Advanced Imaging in Coronary Artery Disease

Advanced Imaging in Coronary Artery Disease Book
Author : Ernst E. van der Wall,P.K. Blanksma,M.G. Niemeyer,Willem Vaalburg,Harry J.G.M. Crijns
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-09-18
ISBN : 9400708661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Advanced Imaging in Coronary Artery Disease, the role of several imaging techniques in diagnosing atherosclerosis, assessment of myocardial ischemia, myocardial viability, and heart failure are broadly discussed. The issues derived from cardiac PET are presented in relation to the conventional techniques, such as echocardiography, SPECT and MRI. In addition, newer imaging techniques such as intracoronary ultrasound, electron beam computed tomography, and Raman spectroscopy are given wide attention. The effects of drug treatment, such as anti-ischemic and lipid-lowering drugs, are also evaluated. This book will assist clinical cardiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, fellows in cardiology and nuclear medicine, radiochemists, basic research fellows, and technicians, in understanding the new advances in clinical cardiac PET.

Cardiac CT PET and MR

Cardiac CT  PET and MR Book
Author : Vasken Dilsizian,Gerald M. Pohost
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2019-07-04
ISBN : 1118754492
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A complete guide to non-invasive imaging techniques in cardiology Today's imaging technologies offer cardiologists more ways than ever to diagnose conditions of the heart without the need of endoscopies and other invasive procedures. Now in its third edition,Cardiac CT, PET and MRI continues to provide an in-depth explanation of these tools and their correct applications, while also exploring cardiac imaging's most recent and groundbreaking developments. This wide-ranging guide places CT, PET and MRI in a practical context, illustrating clearly their respective functions as they apply to specific cardiological disorders and clinical situations. With the addition of seven new chapters, it also offers an expanded insight into PET – an increasingly popular and affordable diagnostic utility, hitherto underexplored in texts devoted to imaging. Cardiac CT, PET and MRI includes: Clinically focused examinations of CT, PET and MRI – the three most popular non-invasive imaging modalities Illustrative full-color photos and images Access to a companion website featuring additional content Cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, physicists, and imaging technologists alike will find the third edition of Cardiac CT, PET and MRI an informative and accessible resource with a direct use in their day-to-day practice.

Coronary Angiography

Coronary Angiography Book
Author : Baskot Branislav
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2011-09-15
ISBN : 9533076755
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the intervening 10 years tremendous advances in the field of cardiac computed tomography have occurred. We now can legitimately claim that computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the coronary arteries is available. In the evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), many guidelines today consider CTA an alternative to stress testing. The use of CTA in primary prevention patients is more controversial in considering diagnostic test interpretation in populations with a low prevalence to disease. However the nuclear technique most frequently used by cardiologists is myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). The combination of a nuclear camera with CTA allows for the attainment of coronary anatomic, cardiac function and MPI from one piece of equipment. PET/SPECT cameras can now assess perfusion, function, and metabolism. Assessing cardiac viability is now fairly routine with these enhancements to cardiac imaging. This issue is full of important information that every cardiologist needs to now.

Pearls and Pitfalls in Cardiovascular Imaging

Pearls and Pitfalls in Cardiovascular Imaging Book
Author : Stefan L. Zimmerman,Elliot K. Fishman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-05-21
ISBN : 1107023726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Cardiac Imaging in Electrophysiology

Cardiac Imaging in Electrophysiology Book
Author : Angelo Auricchio,Jagmeet Singh,Frank E. Rademakers
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-11-15
ISBN : 9781848824867
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cardiac arrhythmias are a major cause of death (7 million cases annually worldwide; 400,000 in the U.S. alone) and disability. Yet, a noninvasive imaging modality to identify patients at risk, provide accurate diagnosis and guide therapy is not yet available in clinical practice. Nevertheless, there are various applications of electrophysiologic imaging in humans from ECG/CT reconstructions, MRI to tissue Doppler investigations that provide supplimentary diagnostic data to the cardiologist. EP laboratories are experiencing an increase in volume, for both diagnostic and interventional electrophysiology studies, including mapping, ablation, and pacemaker implants. The equipment requirements for these procedures are stringent, include positioning capabilities, and dose management. This book is designed to review all of the current imaging methodologies that assist in diagnosis within the electrophysiology department.

Ultrasound in Coronary Artery Disease

Ultrasound in Coronary Artery Disease Book
Author : Sabino Illiceto,Paolo Rizzon,J.R. Roelandt
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9400906110
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today, coronary artery disease is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity in the Western World. In the last decade many major diagnostic and therapeutic advances have been made, considerably furthering our potential in the management of coronary artery disease. At the same time, a new generation of cardiac tools has appeared. The field which has, perhaps, undergone the most important technological innovations is echocardiography. Nowadays, in fact, the world of ultrasounds ofters the cardiologist a wide range of technical applicatons: two-dimensional real-time imaging, intra-and extra-cardiac Doppler flow measurements, real-time imaging of cardiac struc ture and flow by 2D color Doppler, high resolution cardiac imaging by transesophageal echocardiography, tissue characterization by analysis of ultrasound wave characteristics, information on myocardial perfusion by con trast echocardiography, etc. Thanks to these technical improvements and to its consequent increased potentiality, echocardiography now plays an impor tant and irreplaceable role in the management of all cardiac diseases. In the field of coronary artery disease, echocardiography can reliably be used not only in the acute phases of the disease to derive useful functional and prog nostic information but also as a stress diagnostic procedure (thanks to new stress modalities and the continuing improvement of reviewing digital sys tems) for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease and for the evaluation of various therapeutic interventions. Furthermore, other promising applications of ultrasounds in this disease are currently being investigated: tissue charac coronary artery anatomy terization, myocardial contrast echocardiography, and flow evaluation by specially-designed ultrasound catheters.

Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac Imaging Book
Author : Lawrence Boxt,Suhny Abbara
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2015-10-07
ISBN : 145574865X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Preceded by Cardiac imaging / Stephen Wilmot Miller, Lawrence M. Boxt, Suhny Abbara. 3rd ed. c2009.

Nuclear Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging E Book

Nuclear Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging  E Book Book
Author : Marcelo Fernando Di Carli
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2021-11-17
ISBN : 0323763049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recent years have seen numerous advances in cardiovascular nuclear medicine technology, leading to more precise diagnoses and treatment and an expanded understanding of the molecular basis for cardiac disease. Nuclear Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging is a one-stop, comprehensive guide to the diagnostic and clinical implications of this complex and increasingly important technology. Part of the Braunwald family of renowned cardiology references, it provides cutting-edge coverage of multimodal cardiac imaging along with case vignettes and integrated teaching content—ideal for cardiologists, cardiology fellows, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians. Features all the latest cardiovascular nuclear medicine studies with practical, evidence-based implications for personalized patient evaluation and treatment. Presents a consistent, patient-centered approach using integrated case vignettes correlated with specific nuclear medicine imaging findings. Discusses patient assessment criteria, risk factor criteria, pathology, evaluation criteria, outcomes, and other clinical implications. Covers a full range of imaging technologies, including SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and CT/MR hybrid radionuclide cardiovascular imaging studies. Addresses emerging clinical applications of nuclear imaging techniques for precision-based medicine, including targeted molecular imaging and cell therapies. Includes sections on instrumentation/principles of imaging; protocols and interpretation; applications in coronary artery disease, special populations, and heart failure; artificial intelligence, and more. Contains guidelines and appropriate use documents to provide appropriate context for clinicians. Features hundreds of high-quality figures including multimodal cardiac imaging studies, anatomic illustrations, and graphs. Provides Key Point summaries, 50 procedural videos, and 100 multiple-choice questions and answers to reinforce understanding and facilitate review.

Advances in Imaging Techniques in Ischemic Heart Disease

Advances in Imaging Techniques in Ischemic Heart Disease Book
Author : Ernst E. van der Wall,Thomas H. Marwick,Johan H. C. Reiber
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 9401103658
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recent years there have been tremendous advances in cardiac imaging techniques covering the complete spectrum from echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, magnetic resonance imaging to contrast angiography. With respect to these noninvasive and invasive cardiac imaging modalities, marked technological developments have allowed the cardiologist to visualize the myocardium in a far more refined manner than conventional imaging was capable of. Echocardiography has extended its domain with intravascular ultrasound, cardiovascular nuclear imaging has added positron emission tomography to its line of research, magnetic resonance imaging has been broadened with magnetic resonance angiography and spectroscopy, and finally contrast angiograp hy has widened its scope with excellent quantitation programs. For all these imaging modalities it is true that the application of dedicated quantitative analytic software packages enables the evaluation of the imaging studies in a more accurate, reliable, and reproducible manner. It goes without saying that these extensions and achievements have resulted in improved diagnostics and subsequently in improved patient care. Particularly in patients with ischemic heart disease, major progress has been made to detect coronary artery disease in an early phase of the disease process, to follow the atherosclerotic changes in the coronary arteries, to establish the functional and metabolic consequences of the luminal obstructions, and to accurately assess the results of interventional therapy.