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

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Diagnostic radiology Tumor arteries blood cardiovascular cardiovascular system image analysis magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) veins

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b139059
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0306-4
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-0359-0
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