Cardiovascular Imaging

  • Johan H. C. Reiber
  • Ernst E. van der Wall

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 186)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Major Advances in Interventional Cardiology

    1. Simon H. Stertzer, Eugene V. Pomerantsev, Jonas A. Metz, Peter J. Fitzgerald, Paul G. Yock
      Pages 1-13
    2. Simon H. Stertzer, Eugene V. Pomerantsev
      Pages 15-30
    3. Charles Knight, Ulrich Sigwart
      Pages 31-37
  3. Coronary Quantitation by QCA and Intracoronary Ultrasound (ICUS)

    1. Johan H. C. Reiber, Lars R. Schiemanck, Pieter M. J. Van Der Zwet, Bob Goedhart, Gerhard Koning, Martin Lammertsma et al.
      Pages 39-56
    2. Helmut Oswald, Andreas Wahle, Ernst Wellnhofer, Eckart Fleck
      Pages 57-78
    3. Li Wenguang, Bom Nicolaas, Clemens Von Birgelen, Ton F. W. Van Der Steen, Chris L. De Korte, J. Elma Gussenhoven et al.
      Pages 79-92
  4. Regression/Progression of CAD and Cardiovascular Imaging

    1. Michael V. Mcconnell, Peter Ganz, Richard T. Lee, Andrew P. Selwyn, Peter Libby
      Pages 93-107
    2. Ad Van Boven, Pascal Pfister
      Pages 109-118
    3. J. Wouter Jukema, Albert V. G. Bruschke, Johan H. C. Reiber
      Pages 119-132
    4. J. Eric de Groot, J. Wouter Jukema, Alexander D. Montauban van Swijndregt, A. D. J. van Boven, Aeilko H. Zwinderman, Rob G. A. Ackerstaff et al.
      Pages 145-156
  5. DICOM and The Filmless Catheterization Laboratory

    1. Jack T. Cusma, Thomas M. Bashore
      Pages 157-170
    2. Bob Goedhart, Johan H. C. Reiber
      Pages 171-184
    3. Paul B. Condit, Gerry Pelanek, Terence Rourke
      Pages 201-209
    4. Thomas E. Kennedy, Eugene W. Bergholz
      Pages 211-219
    5. David R. Holmes Jr., Merrill A. Wondrow, Kirk N. Garratt, Malcolm R. Bell
      Pages 233-241
  6. Progress in Intracoronary Ultrasound (ICUS)

    1. Carlo Di Mario, Peter J. Fitzgerald, Antonio Colombo
      Pages 257-275
    2. Gary S. Mintz, Augusto D. Pichard, Kenneth M. Kent, Jeffrey J. Popma, Lowell F. Satler, Carol L. Walsh et al.
      Pages 277-282
    3. Günter Görge, Junbo Ge, Michael Haude, Vijay Shah, Allen Jeremias, Helge Simon et al.
      Pages 283-300
  7. Magnatic Resonance (MR) Coronary Imaging

  8. Angioscopy

    1. Jan A. Oomen, J. C. Hans Schuurbiers, Kenneth G. Lehmann, Cees J. Slager, Patrick W. Serruys
      Pages 367-377
  9. Coronary Flow and Flow Reserve

  10. Myocardial Perfusion

    1. Martin J. Schalij, Pieter M. J. van der Zwet, Mariken J. Geldof, Johan H. C. Reiber
      Pages 443-459
    2. Stephanie Coulter, Michael H. Picard
      Pages 461-472
    3. Albert de Roos, Ernst E. van der Wall, Rob van der Geest, Johan H. C. Reiber
      Pages 485-497
    4. Ernst E. van der Wall
      Pages 499-512
    5. William Wijns, Anne Bol, Jacques A. Melin
      Pages 513-529
  11. Cine and Spiral CT Coronary Imaging

    1. Axel Schmermund, Dietrich Baumgart, Günter Görge, Rainet Seibel, Dietrich Grönemeyer, Raimund Erbel
      Pages 545-558
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 559-578

About this book


In the past, coronary arteriography was the only modality available to provide high quality images of the coronary anatomy. Quantitative coronary arteriography (QCA) was developed, implemented, validated and extensively applied to obtain accurate and reproducible data about coronary morphology and the functional significance of coronary obstructions. Over the last few years extensive basic technological research supported by clinical investigations has created competing modalities to visualize coronary morphology and the associated perfusion of the myocardial muscle. Currently, the following modalities are available: X-ray coronary arteriography, intracoronary ultrasound, contrast- and stress-echocardiography, angioscopy, nuclear cardiology, magnetic resonance imaging, and cine and spiral CT imaging.
For all these imaging modalities, the application of dedicated quantitative analytical software packages enables the evaluation of the imaging studies in a more accurate, reliable, and reproducible manner. These extensions and achievements have resulted in improved diagnostics and subsequently in improved patient care. Particularly in patients with ischaemic heart disease, major progress has been made to detect coronary artery disease in an early phase of the disease process, to follow the atherosclerotic changes in the coronary arteries, to establish the functional and metabolic consequences of the luminal obstructions, and accurately to assess the results of interventional therapy.
Aside from all these high-tech developments in cardiac imaging techniques, the transition from the analogue to the digital world has been going on for some time now. For the future, it has been predicted that the CD-R will be the exchange medium for cardiac images and DICOM-3 the standard file format. This has been a major achievement in the field of standardization activities. Since these developments will have a major impact on the way images will be stored, reviewed and exchanged in the near future, an important part of this book has been dedicated to DICOM and the filmless catheterization laboratory.
Cardiovascular Imaging will assist cardiologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, image processing specialists, physicists, basic scientists, and fellows in training for these specialties to understand the most recent achievements in cardiac imaging techniques and their impact on cardiovascular medicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Johan H. C. Reiber
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ernst E. van der Wall
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratory for Clinical and Experimental Image Processing (LKEB), Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of CardiologyLeiden University HospitalThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN)UtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyLeiden University HospitalThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN)UtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6616-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0291-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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