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.
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance consolidates this wide and growing body of information into a single balanced source. This highly illustrated text provides the most recent and practical information on established foundational applications of CMR as well as giving 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. Ergin Atalar, Johns Hopkins University, USA, David A Bluemke, Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA, Christina M Bove, University of Virginia Health System, USA, James R Brookeman, University of Virgi
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BASICSPhysics of MRI-Basic Principles, F.H. Epstein and J.R. BrookemanMR Contrast Agent Basics, R.M. Wiesskoff and P. CaravanCardiac Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, S. NeubauerQuantitative Image Analysis, N.F. OsmanReal-time CMR and Parallel Imaging, D.K. SodicksonCORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AND MYOCARDIAL CONSEQUENCESMyocardial Function and Stress Imaging , E. NagelCMR of Myocardial Perfusion, J. SchwitterCMR of Myocardial Viability, A. Wagner, H. Mahrholdt, L. Thompson, U. Sechtem, R.J.M. Kim, and R.M. JuddCoronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography, D. Li and V. DeshpandeSTRUCTURAL HEART DISEASECMR Evaluation of Cardiac Valvular Disease, C.H. Scott, V.A. Ferrari, and C.H. LorenzCMR in Congenital Heart Disease, M.A. FogelCMR in Cardiomyopathy, S.K. Prasad and D.J. PennellCMR of Cardiac Masses and Thrombi, C.M. Bove and C.M. KramerCMR of Pericardial Disease, D. Bluemke and G. SzarfSYSTEMIC ARTERIAL DISEASEContrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography, J.H. Maki, M.K. Knopp, and M.R. PrinceCMR of Aortic Disease, J.C. Carr and J.P. FinnCMR Atherothrombotic Plaque Imaging, Z.A. Fayad, V. Fuster, and R.P. ChoudhuryTransesophageal CMR of the Aorta, S. Gautman, W.P. Warren, and J.A.C. LimaCMR in the Assessment of Pulmonary Hypertension, H.V. Dihn, J.P. Goldman, and M. PoonINTERVENTIONAL CMRInternal Coils in CMR, E. AtalarThe Cardiovascular Interventional MRI Suite: Design Considerations, M.A. Guttman, R.J. Lederman, and E.R. McveighEarly Experience with Combined CMR and X-ray Suites, O.M. Weber, M. Saeed, A.J. Martin, P. Moore, R. Higashida, S. Schalla, T. Kuehne, R. Lee, and C.B. HiggensMRI-guided Cardiovascular Intervention, X. Yang and A.C. LardoMRI-guided Drug and Cell Injection Therapies for Heart Disease, A.J. Dick, V.K. Raman, M.A. Guttman, D.C. Peters, E.R. McVeigh, R.J. LedermanMRI-guided Interventional Electrophysiology, A.C. Lardo, T. Dickfeld, and H. HalperinEMERGING CMR APPLICATIONSMRI of Angiogenesis, J.D. Pearlmann, L. Gao, and M. SimonsMolecular Imaging, G.M. Lanza, S.D. Caruthers, and S.A. WicklineHigh-field CMR, M. StuberCMR CLINICAL LABORATORY AND ECONOMICSAn Introduction to CMR for Technologists, C.R. ComeauHow to Set Up a CMR Laboratory and Program, S. Frohwein, A. Yegin, V. Fuster, and Z.A. FayadDeveloping Cost-effective Strategies for CMR, L.J. Shaw and T.J. RobertsonIndex