Radiology of the Heart

Cardiac Imaging in Infants, Children, and Adults

  • Hugo Spindola-Franco
  • Bernard G. Fish

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 1-25
  3. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 27-71
  4. Richard M. Steingart, John P. Wexler
    Pages 73-105
  5. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 107-169
  6. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 170-178
  7. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 179-258
  8. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 259-288
  9. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish, Robert Eisenberg
    Pages 289-295
  10. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 296-382
  11. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 383-460
  12. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish, Robert Eisenberg
    Pages 461-539
  13. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 540-583
  14. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 584-619
  15. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 620-638
  16. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 639-649
  17. Hugo Spindola-Franco, Bernard G. Fish
    Pages 651-670
  18. Charles B. Higgins
    Pages 671-679
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 681-700

About this book

Introduction

In this unprecedented era of revolutionary developments in clinical imaging, in no area of the body are dramatic breakthroughs better exemplified than in imaging of the heart. It is difficult for this writer to be objective about this work because he has watched its development in the exceptionally capable hands of a cardiovascular radiologist and a cardiovascular internist, functioning as an ideal amalgam in its preparation. In the process, the author of this Foreword has developed an unbounded enthusiasm for the content of the work. At the outset it must be stressed that the dramatic gains in the develop­ ment of new imaging modalities and the improvements in the old [e. g. , ul­ trasonography, echocardiography, radionuclides, computerized tomography (CT), cineradiography, magnetic resonance (MR)] have changed our concepts about the anatomy of a number of organ systems. Anatomy and even physiology virtually are being rewritten. These changes apply particularly to the chest (mediastinum), biliary tract, central nervous system (brain), heart and great vessels and the hemodynamics of the cardiovascular system. The authors have demonstrated in this exhaustive treatise how far our understand­ ing of the many cardiac abnormalities has progressed, made possible by the application of the new modalities and further advances in those already estab­ lished, particularly echocardiography and radioisotope scanning. These de­ velopments have altered and added significantly to our body of information, particularly in the many complex congenital anomalies and in coronary artery disease.

Keywords

Dilatation Internist cardiovascular classification computed tomography (CT) diagnosis hypertension radiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Hugo Spindola-Franco
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Bernard G. Fish
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of MedicineYeshiva UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Montefiore Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Bronx Veterans Administration HospitalNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-8205-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8207-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-8205-8
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