MRI of the Heart and Vessels

  • Massimo Lombardi
  • Carlo Bartolozzi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Maria Filomena Santarelli
    Pages 1-29
  3. Vincenzo Positano
    Pages 57-74
  4. Massimo Lombardi, Virna Zampa
    Pages 75-87
  5. Raffaello Canapicchi, Francesco Lombardo, Fabio Scazzeri, Domenico Montanaro
    Pages 89-119
  6. Mirco Cosottini, Maria Chiara Michelassi, Guido Lazzarotti
    Pages 121-143
  7. Massimo Lombardi, Anna Maria Sironi, Lorenzo Monti, Mariolina Deiana, Piero Ghedin, Alessia Pepe et al.
    Pages 145-302
  8. Virna Zampa, Giulia Granai, Paola Vagli
    Pages 303-318
  9. Massimo Lombardi
    Pages 319-337
  10. Mirco Cosottini, Maria Chiara Michelassi, Guido Lazzarotti
    Pages 339-355
  11. Virna Zampa, Marzio Perri, Simona Ortori
    Pages 357-375
  12. Virna Zampa, Irene Bargellini
    Pages 377-394

About this book


In recent years magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has enriched the technological potential available for the characterization of cardiovascular pathologies, adding substantial advantages to other non-invasive techniques. This technique, which is intrinsically digital and has reduced operator dependency, allows the performance of image analysis in a quantitative and reproducible manner.

The use of non-ionizing energy with the consequent absence of an environmental impact and of operator and patient biohazards makes MRI a winning technique when evaluating the risk – benefit ratio in comparison to other imaging methods.

In virtue of its added diagnostic value and inherent refinements that allow construction of two- and three-dimensional images, MRI is gaining a primary role in the histopathological and physiopathological understanding of a large number of pathologies concerning the heart and vessels.

This text is addressed both to MRI operators seeking specific technical information and to clinicians who wish to have a better understanding of the diagnostic and management advantages that MRI can offer.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Massimo Lombardi
    • 1
  • Carlo Bartolozzi
    • 2
  1. 1.MRI LaboratoryCNR, Institute of Clinical PhysiologyPisaItaly
  2. 2.Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity, AOUPPisaItaly

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