Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

  • Eike Nagel
  • Albert C. van Rossum
  • Eckart Fleck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernhard Schnackenburg
      Pages 3-12
    3. Bernhard Schnackenburg
      Pages 13-18
    4. Maythem Saeed
      Pages 19-29
    5. Bernhard Schnackenburg
      Pages 31-35
    6. Peter Gatehouse, David Firmin
      Pages 37-42
    7. Janina Rebakowski
      Pages 49-53
  3. Clinical applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Albert C. van Rossum
      Pages 57-66
    3. Frank E. Rademakers
      Pages 85-97
    4. Jürg Schwitter
      Pages 99-104
    5. Heiko Mahrholdt, Anja Wagner, Udo Sechtem
      Pages 105-132
    6. Ingo Paetsch
      Pages 133-143
    7. Eike Nagel
      Pages 145-148
    8. Dominik Weishaupt
      Pages 149-159
    9. Paul R. Hilfiker
      Pages 161-167
    10. Eike Nagel
      Pages 169-179
    11. Rolf Gebker, Eckart Fleck
      Pages 181-185
    12. Olaf M. Mühling, Michael Jerosch-Herold, Norbert M. Wilke
      Pages 187-199
    13. Christoph Klein, Aernout M. Beek
      Pages 201-214
    14. Christoph Klein
      Pages 215-226
    15. Matthias Stuber
      Pages 227-240
  4. Future developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. René M. Botnar, W. Yong Kim, Elmar Spuentrup, Tim Leiner, George Katsimaglis, Michael T. Johnstone et al.
      Pages 243-255
    3. Stefan Neubauer
      Pages 257-265
    4. Elmar Spuentrup, Arno Buecker
      Pages 267-281
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 295-302

About this book


Magnetic resonance imaging of the heart allows a quick and exact evaluation of global and regional pump function, regional myocardial wall motion, myocardial perfusion and coronary blood flow. Some of these parameters must also be analyzed under stress conditions to identify myocardial ischemia.

By combining these functional parameters with high-resolution anatomical images, which are even sufficient to depict the coronary arteries, magnetic resonance imaging has become one of the most important noninvasive procedures to study the condition of the heart and is being increasingly used in the clinical setting. Therefore, it is important not only to optimize and evaluate the technique in specialized centers, but also for a broad variety of users to become familiar with the wide range of applications for this method.

In this book, which is aimed at cardiologists, radiologists, and technical assistants, the physical fundamentals and scanning techniques are clearly described. In addition, practical guidelines for the anatomical planning of the examination and for patient care are offered. The accompanying CD-ROM contains additional figures and numerous videos.


Imaging MR Angiography MR imaging Tumor angiography atherosclerosis cardiovascular congenital heart disease heart magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) magnetic resonance spectroscopy molecular imaging post-processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Eike Nagel
    • 1
  • Albert C. van Rossum
    • 2
  • Eckart Fleck
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiology - CMRGerman Heart Institute BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamNiederlande
  3. 3.Cardiology/Internal MedicineGerman Heart Institute BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt 2004
  • Publisher Name Steinkopff, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62152-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7985-1932-9
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