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Advances in Imaging Techniques in Ischemic Heart Disease

  • Ernst E. Van Der Wall
  • Thomas H. Marwick
  • Johan H. C. Reiber

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 171)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. P. M. T. Pattynama, A. de Roos
    Pages 31-45
  3. H. W. Vliegen, J. Doornbos, J. W. Jukema, M. A. Bekedam, A. de Roos, E. E. van der Wall
    Pages 47-58
  4. J. Baan, P. M. T. Pattynama
    Pages 59-70
  5. N. Bom, W. Li, A. F. W. van der Steen, C. L. de Korte, E. J. Gussenhoven, C. von Birgelen et al.
    Pages 113-125
  6. J. H. C. Reiber, L. R. Schiemanck, P. M. J. van der Zwet, G. Koning, B. Goedhart, J. J. Gerbrands et al.
    Pages 139-152
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 153-159

About this book

Introduction

In recent years there have been tremendous advances in cardiac imaging techniques covering the complete spectrum from echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, magnetic resonance imaging to contrast angiography. With respect to these noninvasive and invasive cardiac imaging modalities, marked technological developments have allowed the cardiologist to visualize the myocardium in a far more refined manner than conventional imaging was capable of. Echocardiography has extended its domain with intravascular ultrasound, cardiovascular nuclear imaging has added positron emission tomography to its line of research, magnetic resonance imaging has been broadened with magnetic resonance angiography and spectroscopy, and finally contrast angiograp­ hy has widened its scope with excellent quantitation programs. For all these imaging modalities it is true that the application of dedicated quantitative analytic software packages enables the evaluation of the imaging studies in a more accurate, reliable, and reproducible manner. It goes without saying that these extensions and achievements have resulted in improved diagnostics and subsequently in improved patient care. Particularly in patients with ischemic heart disease, major progress has been made to detect coronary artery disease in an early phase of the disease process, to follow the atherosclerotic changes in the coronary arteries, to establish the functional and metabolic consequences of the luminal obstructions, and to accurately assess the results of interventional therapy.

Keywords

MR imaging Scintigraphy angiography cardiac imaging diagnosis echocardiography heart heart disease imaging magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiology tomography ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernst E. Van Der Wall
    • 1
  • Thomas H. Marwick
    • 2
  • Johan H. C. Reiber
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity Hospital LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-0365-7
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4163-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0365-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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