Learning Cardiac Imaging

  • R. Ribes
  • P. Kuschnir
  • A. Luna
  • J. C. Vilanova
  • J. M. Jimenez-Hoyuela

Part of the Learning Imaging book series (LEARN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. X. Lucaya
    Pages 1-3
  3. Lucio T. Padilla, M. Agustina Sciancalepore, Santiago Rossi
    Pages 5-38
  4. Paola Kuschnir, Gustavo Avegliano, Marcelo Trivi, Ricardo Ronderos
    Pages 39-73
  5. Joan C. Vilanova, Antonio Luna, Manel Morales, Xavier Albert, Joaquim Barceló, Ramón Ribes
    Pages 75-126
  6. José Manuel Jiménez-Hoyuela García, Simeón Ortega Lozano, Dolores Martínez del Valle Torres, Antonio Guitiérrez Cardo, Esperanza Ramos Moreno
    Pages 127-151

About this book


After the publication of Learning Diagnostic Imaging, which was an introductory teaching ? le to the ten radiological subspecialties included in the American Boards of Radiology, we began to write a series of teaching ? les on each radiological subspecialty. If the ? rst book of the series was mainly aimed at residents and provided them with an introductory tool to the study of radiology, the subsequent volumes of the series try to provide the reader with an introduction to the study of each radiological subspecialty. In Learning Cardiac Imaging, we intend to review cardiac imaging from the p- spective of the six imaging modalities usually performed to obtain anatomic and functional information of the heart. In old days, conventional radiographs gave us some information about the an- omy and, only secondarily, the pathophysiology of the heart. With the advent of echocardiography, the heart could be studied dynamically. Nuclear Medicine and Cardiac MR allowed the study of cardiac function. 32- and 64-detector multislice CT let us obtain images of the coronary tree in a noninvasive approach. Cardiac imaging is complex and many health care professionals are needed, ? rstly, in the obtention and, secondly, in the interpretation of the images. Not only rad- lologists, cardiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians are needed, specialized nurses and technicians are indispensable to obtain diagnostic images of such a dynamic anatomic structure as the heart. The authorship of the book re? ects its multidisciplinary approach of the book.


Cardiac MR Cardiac Ultrasound Coronary AngioCT Coronary Angiography computed tomography (CT)

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Ribes
    • 1
  • P. Kuschnir
    • 2
  • A. Luna
    • 3
  • J. C. Vilanova
    • 4
  • J. M. Jimenez-Hoyuela
    • 5
  1. 1.Reina Sofia University HospitalCórdobaSpain
  2. 2.Centro de Diagnóstico Enrique RossiBuenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.Clinica Las Nieves SercosaJaénSpain
  4. 4.Department of Magnetic Resonance Clinica GironaGironaSpain
  5. 5.Hospital Regional Universitario Carlos HayaServicio de Medicina NuclearMálagaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79082-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79084-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1869-697X
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