Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging

Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging

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This textbook covers the fundamental principles of cardiovascular imaging modalities and their applications for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. The main focus is on the comprehensive diagnosis of clinical conditions/disease entities through the most effective cardiovascular imaging test or combination. The authors discuss the clinical utility and relative value of each test to address specific clinical questions, based on evidence and expert opinion. Each chapter presents information in the following format: overview, discussion of pathophysiology; differential diagnosis/diagnostic evaluation; prognosis; therapeutic guidance with illustration of treatment pathway. A companion Website will offer the full text, ten multiple-choice questions for each chapter, still and cine images, and imaging clips.... Suspected Stroke (Acute onset of Focal Neurologic deficit) non- contrast CT Figure 20.11 Flow diagram: Early evaluation of suspected stroke. ... The parameters of cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebral blood volume (CBV), and mean transit time (MTT) of the bolus can then be calculated. ... This technique relies on the detection of restricted diffusion of water molecules between two radiofrequency pulses.

Title:Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging
Author:Mario J. Garcia
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2010


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