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Principles and Practice of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Congenital Heart Disease PDF

Principles and Practice of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Congenital Heart Disease PDF : Form, Function and Flow

Principles and Practice of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Congenital Heart Disease PDF
Preface

CMR is a powerful tool in the armamentarium of pediatriccardiology and health care workers caring for patients withcongenital heart disease (CHD), but a successful study stillpresents major technical and clinical challenges. This text wascreated to give trainees, practitioners, allied professionals, andresearchers a repository of dependable information and images tobase their use of CMR on.

Because CHD presents an intricate web of connections andassociations that need to be deciphered, the imager performing CMRneeds to understand not only anatomy, physiology, function, andsurgery for CHD, but also the technical aspects of imaging. Writtenby experts from the world’s leading institutions, many ofwhom pioneered the techniques and strategies described, the text isorganized in a logical way to provide a complete understanding ofthe issues involved. It is divided into three main parts:

  • The Basics of CMR – familiarizes the reader with the minimumtools needed to understand the basics, such as evaluatingmorphology, ventricular function, and utilizing contrastagents
  • CMR of Congenital and Acquired Pediatric Heart Disease -discusses broad categories of CHD and the use of CMR in specificdisease states
  • Special Topics in Pediatric Cardiac MR – covers other importantareas such as the complementary role of CT scanning, interventionalCMR, the role of the technologist in performing a CMR exam, andmore

With the ever increasing sophistication of technology, more canbe done with CMR in a high quality manner in a shorter period oftime than had been imagined as recently as just a few years ago.Principles and Practice of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance inCongenital Heart Disease: Form, Function, and Flow makes amajor contribution to applying these techniques to improved patientcare. An ideal introduction for the novice or just the curious,this reference will be equally useful to the seasoned practitionerwho wants to keep pace with developments in the field and wouldlike a repository of information and images readily availalble.

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