Ultrasound contrast is rapidly becoming an integral part of echocardiography, the most widely used technique to image the heart. Its demonstrated ability to provide the first images of perfusion in the myocardium have elicited widespread interest in the cardiology community. This has been accompanied by rapid development of the agents and specialised imaging methods for their detection. This book is the result of the authors' combined experience in both research into the agents and their associated imaging techniques, and of clinical application of contrast echocardiography over a period of ten years. Its aim is to provide for the clinical echocardiographer a complete guide and reference for performing and interpreting a contrast echo study. The copious illustrations accompanying the text are supplemented by the generous contributions of more than a twenty worldwide authorities who have provided cases which demonstrate convincingly this new technology.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of Contents
Understanding Ultrasound Contrast Agents for Echocardiography: Principles and Instrumentation. Introduction; The Need for Contrast Agents in Echocardiography; Contrast Agents for Ultrasound; Mode of Action; New Developments in Contrast Imaging; Conclusion; Assessment of LV Function by Contrast Echo Physiology and Pathophysiology of LV Function; Available Methods; Indications and Selection of Methods; How to Perfom Contrast Enhanced LV Studies; Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion by Contrast Echo; Coronary Flow and Flow Reserve; Tissue Perfusion