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About this book
The appropriate application of imaging procedures and accurate image interpretation are essential skills for the cardiologist. The ESC Council on Cardiovascular Imaging identified the need for a practical and yet comprehensive book covering all major imaging modalities. To achieve this goal, the distinguished Editors have assembled a team of imaging specialists who have provided a series of expertly written chapters. Each contains a series of carefully chosen images showing the full potential of modern cardiovascular imaging techniques.
The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging has been designed as a clinically orientated reference, the main aim of which has been to define the role and clinical utility of different cardiovascular imaging modalities in the diagnostic workup of patients following a disease-based approach. Each section presents a structured review of the theory and practice of cardiac imaging, while detailing the application of different modalities in diagnosing cardiovascular disease. The associated website provides readers with access to the electronic version, enriching the user experience through inclusion of a large number of dynamic videos that demonstrate key aspects of cardiovascular imaging. Both videos and still images can be downloaded for use in the readers’ own presentations, while the website also includes dynamic links to other important resources. This book and its associated website are therefore the ideal companion for all cardiologists, trainees and cardiovascular imagers wishing to advance their knowledge in this area.