Cardiovascular MR Manual / Edition 1

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Overview

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has become an established imaging modality with an expanding range of clinical indications. All clinicians working in cardiology or imaging should therefore have a general understanding of the diagnostic information that can be obtained from CMR, the indications for referral as well as contraindications and limitations of the technique. The Cardiovascular MR Manual is a practical and compact introductory text to CMR. It includes a didactic overview of the physics of magnetic resonance imaging, cross-referencing consistently to the clinical chapters and describing the relationship between an understanding of basic MRI physics and producing better images. The authors review the practicalities of CMR from referral to screening, set-up of the study and reporting, including numerous tips and tricks on how the reader can improve the quality of their images. The book outlines the most commonly acquired image components used in CMR and details how CMR is used in clinical practice. It covers the most common referrals for CMR imaging in a structured way with imaging protocols and case examples for each indication. Throughout the book, the authors have used graphs and tables to highlight important learning aspects. The emphasis of each chapter is on providing practical, hands-on information, making this book a key resource for all training and certifying for the use of CMR.

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Reviewer: Vinod S. Kudagi, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a pocket-sized, quick reference guide for cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an understanding of the fundamentals of CMR.
Audience: It is intended for students, physicians in training, and practitioners who are interested in a basic understanding of CMR.
Features: The book is divided into three major sections, the first of which is detailed overview of MRI physics. The authors have done good job of simplifying a topic that is very difficult to understand. The second section details the performance of a cardiac MR study. The third section on the clinical applications of MRI includes multiple case examples. The book makes good use of figures, which are easy to understand. All chapters have highlighted sections that are important to remember, and end with summaries.
Assessment: The authors have done a good job of covering all major topics in CMR in a concise book. The information is presented in an easy-to-understand, user-friendly format. This book should be used as a quick reference to understand basics of CMR. It is not intended to replace textbooks for in-depth understanding of CMR.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849963619
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 3/9/2011
  • Edition description: 2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 487
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Contributors.- Content.- Foreword.- Part I: How CMR works.- What’s inside the magnet and why?.- The MRI environment.- Protons & spins: The origin of the MRI signal.- Generating a signal: RF pulses and echoes.- Relaxation times, gradient echoes and spin echoes.- Making an image: Locating signals in space.- Image space and k-space.- Imaging parameters & image attributes.- Improving SNR with surface coils and coil arrays.- Pulse sequences and image contrast.- Gradient echo versus spin echo.- Image types: black blood vs. bright blood .- Dealing with cardiac motion: How do we image the beating heart?.- Dealing with respiratory motion.- Fast imaging: How do we speed up the image acquisition?.- Special pulse sequences for cardiac imaging.- Common artefacts.- Part II: How CMR is performed.- Basics.- The referral.- Indications, Contraindications and safety.- Setting up a CMR study.- MR methods.- Localising images and planning of standard views.- Anatomical & morphological imaging.- T1-weighted (black blood) imaging.- T2-weighted (black blood) imaging.- T2* relaxometry.- Cine imaging.- Myocardial tagging.- Phase contrast velocity encoding.- Contrast enhanced MR angiography.- Myocardial perfusion imaging.- Early and late gadolinium enhancement.- Coronary artery imaging.- Anatomy by CMR.- Cross-sectional anatomy.- Customised views.- Comparison with other imaging modalities.- The CMR report.- Basic approach to reporting CMR studies.- General observations.- Extra cardiac findings.- Cardiac findings.- Part III: Clinical Indications for CMR imaging.- Diseases of the aorta.- Heamatoma.- Ulceration.- Dissection.- Aneurysm.- Cardiomyopathies.- Dilated cardiomyopathy.- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.- Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.- Left ventricular non-compaction.- Myocarditis.- Cardiac sarcoidosis.- Churg Strauss syndrome.- Amyloidosis.- Siderotic cardiomyopathy.- Tako Tsubo cardiomyopathy.- Pericardial disease.- Pericardial effusion.- Constrictive pericarditis.- Pericardial tumours.- Congenital abnormalities of the pericardium.- Cardiac tumours.- Benign lesions.- Malignant lesions.- Other masses & tumours.- Valvular heart disease.- Congenital valve disease.- Valve regurgitation.- Valve stenosis.- Prosthetic valves.- Vegetations.- Paravalvular abscesses.- Ischaemic heart disease.- Stress Myocardial perfusion imaging.- Stress Wall Motion Imaging.- CMR for assessment of viability.- Acute coronary syndromes.- Positive Cardiac Enzymes and Normal Coronary Arteries.- Basic congenital heart disease.- Coarctation.- Tetralogy of Fallots.- Transposition of great arteries.- Anomlaous coronaries.- Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return.- Pulmonary vein assessment.- Interventional CMR
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