Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Established and Emerging Applications

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Established and Emerging Applications

by Albert Lardo, Zahi A. Fayad, Nicolas Chronos, Valentin Fuster
     
 

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has slowly evolved from a research tool to become a clinical mainstay of diagnostic imaging for several medical disciplines. CMR continues to play an increasingly important role in the understanding of cardiac disease progression and clinical management algorithms. The most recent advances in hardware and pulse sequence

Overview

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has slowly evolved from a research tool to become a clinical mainstay of diagnostic imaging for several medical disciplines. CMR continues to play an increasingly important role in the understanding of cardiac disease progression and clinical management algorithms. The most recent advances in hardware and pulse sequence design now allow for a truly impressive range of cardiac and vascular imaging opportunities that have improved existing applications and have extended the utility of CMR well beyond anatomic diagnostic studies. Despite these advances and continued progress in clinical studies, however, CMR has yet to play a primary role in the clinical management of patients with cardiovascular disease. In part, the lack of complete clinical acceptance may be related to the often intimidating technical enigma of CMR and/or the dizzying array of new and evolving applications that appear in the literature on a weekly to monthly basis. Thus, concise dissemination of this new and rapidly evolving body of information is critical for widespread growth of CMR. The purpose of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Established and Emerging Applications is to consolidate this wide and growing body of information into a single balanced source. This highly illustrated text is designed to provide the most recent and practical information on established foundational applications of CMR as well as to give the reader a look into the future through the presentation of state-of-the-art therapeutic applications in various stages of development. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance targets a broad readership as the editors include chapters authored by both academic and private practice clinicians, academic and industrial biomedical engineers and MR technologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841842028
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/26/2004
Pages:
582
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.38(d)

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