From Basic Cardiac Imaging to Image Fusion

Core Competencies Versus Technological Progress

  • Paolo Marzullo
  • Giuliano Mariani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Josef Fox, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, H. William Strauss
    Pages 1-14
  3. Eliana Reyes
    Pages 15-28
  4. Caroline E. Veltman, Berlinda J. de Wit-van der Veen, Albert de Roos, Joanne D. Schuijf, Ernst E. van der Wall
    Pages 29-49
  5. Denis Agostini, Kenichi Nakajima, Hein Jan Verberne
    Pages 51-70
  6. Assuero Giorgetti, Dario Genovesi
    Pages 91-102
  7. Alessia Gimelli, Elena Filidei
    Pages 103-113
  8. Stephan G. Nekolla, Christoph Rischpler, Martina Marinelli
    Pages 115-123

About this book


The recent development of three-dimensional imaging techniques has provided an enormous amount of information relevant to the clinical management of patients at low and high risk for coronary artery disease. However, while progress in each individual technique has been rapid, the correlation of findings obtained with radiology, nuclear medicine, and magnetic resonance imaging is still relatively neglected.

In this book, qualified experts in cardiac imaging present the basic concepts of cardiac disease and imaging and compare the findings obtained in particular subspecialties with those acquired using other techniques. In this way the reader will learn how images and techniques can be integrated in clinical practice to the benefit of the patient.

In addition, the issue is addressed of reducing the patient's exposure to ionizing radiation through appropriate multimodality integration.  Physicians ranging from cardiac surgeons to internal medicine specialists and even public health administrators will find this book invaluable in understanding the role of hybrid cardiac imaging.


Cardiac imaging Image fusion Magnetic resonance Nuclear medicine Radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Marzullo
    • 1
  • Giuliano Mariani
    • 2
  1. 1.Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio, Department of Nuclear MedicineCNR Institute of Clinical PhysiologyPisaItaly
  2. 2.Centro Regionale di Medicina NucleareUniversita di PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2759-6
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2760-2
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