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Novel Techniques for Imaging the Heart: Cardiac MR and CT

ISBN: 978-1-4051-7533-3
384 pages
November 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book brings the recent dramatic changes in the field of cardiovascular imaging into the clinical setting to enable the clinician to best use the technology at hand.

Novel Techniques for Imaging the Heart opens with three chapters reviewing the general considerations and fundamentals of imaging, followed by a series of chapters that address clinical applications of CT and CMR, including

  • critical review of imaging approaches for diagnosis and prognosis of CAD
  • evaluating the patient with new onset heart failure
  • evaluating the patient before non-cardiac surgery
  • evaluating the patient before interventional electrophysiology
  • 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 MR imaging, considers technical advances and future prospects of high field MRI, and concludes with a chapter on image-guided cardiac interventions.

The book includes a companion CD-ROM with a searchable database of figures from the book and 40 video clips fully referenced in the text.

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Table of Contents




PART I General Considerations and Fundamentals of Imaging.

1 Principles of CT and MRI (Leon Axel and Danny Kim).

2 Clinical Considerations on the Use of Contrast Agents for CT and MRI (Federico E. Mordini and Robert R. Edelman).

3 Radiation Dose Considerations in Cardiac CT (Mannudeep K. Kalra and Suhny Abbara).

4 Safety Considerations of Current and Evolving CMR Techniques and Hardware (Saman Nazarian, Henry R. Halperin, and David A. Bluemke).

PART II Clinical Applications of CT and CMR Imaging.

5 Evaluating the Symptomatic Patient with Suspected CAD (Bernhard L. Gerber).

6 Evaluation of Atherosclerotic Plaques with CT and MRI (Ilan Gottlieb and Jo˜ao A.C. Lima).

7 Evaluating Chest Pain in Patients with Known CAD (Amit R. Patel and Christopher M. Kramer).

8 Evaluating the Patient with LV Dysfunction for Potential Revascularization (Michael Salerno, Han W. Kim, and Raymond J. Kim).

9 Role of Hybrid Imaging: PET/CT and SPECT/CT (Marcelo F. Di Carli).

10 Critical Review of Imaging Approaches for the Diagnosis and Prognosis of CAD (Rory Hachamovitch and George A. Beller).

11 Evaluating the Patient with New Onset Heart Failure (Joseph B. Selvanayagam and Theodoros D. Karamitsos).

12 Evaluating the Patient before Noncardiac Surgery (William O. Ntim, Rahul Aggarwal, and W. Gregory Hundley).

13 Evaluating the Patient before Interventional Electrophysiology (Riple J. Hansalia and Mario J. Garcia).

14 Assessment of Blood Flow and Heart Valve Disease by CMR (Philip J. Kilner).

15 Relative Merits of CTA and MRA for Coronary Artery Imaging (Xin Liu, James C. Carr, and Debiao Li).

16 Can Atherosclerosis Imaging Improve Patient Management? (Allen J. Taylor and Robert O. Bonow).

PART III Advanced Applications of CT and CMR Imaging.

17 Atherosclerosis Imaging: A Biological and Clinical Perspective (Peter Libby).

18 Stem Cell Imaging (Dara L. Kraitchman).

19 Myocardial Imaging in CAD: Beyond Ischemia and Viability (Susan H. Kwon, Henry Wu, and Raymond Y. Kwong).

20 Technical Advances and the Future Prospects of High Field Strength MRI (Ahmed M. Gharib, Matthias Stuber, and Roderic I. Pettigrew).

21 Technical Advances in MDCT for Imaging Coronary Artery Stenoses and Physiology (Humberto Wong, Elsie T. Nguyen, and Geoffrey D. Rubin).

22 Imaging of Myocardial Mechanics (Hiroshi Ashikaga and Elliot R. McVeigh).

23 Cardiovascular Interventional MRI (Colin Berry and Robert J. Lederman).


A companion CD-ROM with video clips is included at the back of the book.

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Author Information

Marcelo F. Di Carli, MD, FACC, FAHA
Associate Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Nuclear Medicine/PET
Co-Director of Cardiovascular Imaging
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA, USA

Raymond Y. Kwong, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director of Cardiac MRI program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA, USA

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The Wiley Advantage

Up-to-date information on CT and MRI for the clinician

  • Comes at a time of dramatic changes in the cardiovascular imaging field
  • Extends from summary of basic principles to advanced discussions
  • Enables the clinician to best use the technology at hand
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"This book will provide evidence and update the interested reader on two non-invasive, and often complimentary, exciting advanced imaging techniques: cardiac MR and cardiac CT." (Cardiology News, 1 December 2011)
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