© 2015

Basic Principles of Cardiovascular MRI

Physics and Imaging Technique

  • Mushabbar A. Syed
  • Subha V. Raman
  • Orlando P. Simonetti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Basic Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Arunark Kolipaka
      Pages 3-11
    3. Michael Loecher, Oliver Wieben
      Pages 13-23
    4. Rohan Dharmakumar, Behzad Sharif, Hsin-Jung Yang
      Pages 25-40
    5. Ning Jin, Haris Saybasili, Xiaoming Bi
      Pages 41-62
    6. Johannes Tran-Gia, Herbert Köstler, Nicole Seiberlich
      Pages 63-86
    7. Yiu-Cho Chung
      Pages 87-95
    8. Pedro Filipe Ferreira, Peter D. Gatehouse, Raad H. Mohiaddin, David N. Firmin
      Pages 97-113
    9. Anja C. S. Brau, Christopher J. Hardy, John F. Schenck
      Pages 115-127
  3. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. David Lopez, Michael Salerno
      Pages 131-143
    3. David C. Wendell, Robert M. Judd
      Pages 145-159
    4. Henrik Engblom, Christos G. Xanthis, Sophie I. Mavrogeni, Suzanne M. Smart, Anthony H. Aletras
      Pages 161-166
    5. Marcus Carlsson, Christos G. Xanthis, Suzanne Smart, Sebastian Bidhult, Anthony H. Aletras
      Pages 167-177
    6. Daniel C. Lee, Neil R. Chatterjee, Timothy J. Carroll
      Pages 179-192
    7. Amedeo Chiribiri, Islam Mahmoud, Sven Plein
      Pages 193-209
    8. Rebecca E. Thornhill, Elena Peña
      Pages 211-226
    9. John N. Oshinski, Anurag Sahu, Gregory R. Hartlage
      Pages 227-243
    10. Mehmet Akçakaya, Reza Nezafat
      Pages 245-260

About this book


This book is a comprehensive and authoritative text on the subject of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). Imaging experts from the most medically advanced areas of the world discuss the basic principles of this modality in detail while maintaining a focus on the needs of cardiovascular imagers who wish to learn more about this subject but do not have a strong background in physics.

CMR is now considered a clinically important imaging modality for patients with a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases. Recent developments have influenced a wide variety of cardiovascular imaging applications, many of which are now routinely used in clinical practice in CMR laboratories around the world. That it is non-invasive and lacks ionizing radiation exposure make CMR uniquely important for patients whose clinical condition requires serial imaging follow-up.

Basic Principles of Cardiovascular MRI: Physics and Imaging Techniques includes a wealth of CMR examples in the form of high-resolution still images. Each imaging technique is discussed in separate chapters that include the physics and clinical applications (with cardiovascular examples) of that particular technique. As such, this book will be essential for cardiovascular medicine specialists and trainees , cardiovascular physicists, and clinical cardiovascular imagers.


Contrast enhanced MRA Magnetic resonance imaging Perfusion Stress testing gadolinium enhancement image acquisition

Editors and affiliations

  • Mushabbar A. Syed
    • 1
  • Subha V. Raman
    • 2
  • Orlando P. Simonetti
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MedicineLoyola University Medical CenterMaywoodUSA
  2. 2.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  3. 3.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

About the editors

Dr. Mushabbar Syed is an associate professor of medicine and radiology at Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago USA. He also serves as the director of cardiovascular imaging. Prior to his current position, Dr. Syed was an associate professor of medicine and radiology and director of cardiovascular CT & MRI imaging at University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky and assistant professor of medicine and radiology at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Syed completed his medicine and cardiology training at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan followed by a clinical/research fellowship in cardiovascular MRI at the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He has recently co-edited a textbook titled “Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Congenital Heart Disease” published by Springer Inc. 2012. Subha Raman, MD, MSEE, FACC, is a cardiologist and associate professor of medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. After undergraduate and graduate studies in electrical engineering as a National Science Foundation Fellow, Dr. Raman completed medical training including fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, with additional training in cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) at Wake Forest University. Dr. Raman has published more than 70 papers and was named one of America’s Best Doctors in 2009. Her clinical interests include family risk and heritable heart disease, women’s cardiovascular health, early atherosclerosis detection and management, and improved stress testing. Dr. Raman’s research team works to develop innovations in cardiovascular imaging that provide earlier detection, more accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment of heart and vascular disease.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Basic Principles of Cardiovascular MRI
  • Book Subtitle Physics and Imaging Technique
  • Editors Mushabbar A. Syed
    Subha V. Raman
    Orlando P. Simonetti
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-22140-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37113-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-22141-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 338
  • Number of Illustrations 97 b/w illustrations, 142 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Diagnostic Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“The text is aimed at fellowship trainees but also as an aide-memoire for the established practitioner. It would be of great assistance to cardiovascular radiographers, explaining clearly many of the artefacts associated with this complex imaging technique and providing practical solutions. … In a world where the time to understand and develop new techniques and services becomes fewer, as the pressure to deliver scans or scan reports increases, this book is an essential addition to an individual’s or department’s library.” (Dr. Roger Bury, RAD Magazine, December, 2016)