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Table of Contents

Section I Imaging Technique

1 Echocardiography

2 Coronary Angiography: Technique

3 Cardiac Gated Computed Tomography

4 Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Techniques and Protocols

5 Radionuclide Imaging (Cardiac)

6 Vascular Ultrasound

7 Computed Tomography Angiography (Vascular)

8 Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Technique

9 Catheter Angiography (Vascular)

10 When to Choose What Test (Cardiac)

Section II Anatomy

11 Cardiovascular Anatomy and Pathology on Radiography

12 Cardiac Anatomy on Computed Tomography

13 Cardiac Anatomy on Magnetic Resonance Imaging

14 Cardiac Anatomy on Coronary Angiography

15 Vascular Anatomy and Variants

16 Comparative Anatomy

Section III Devices

17 Cardiac Valves

18 Cardiac Devices

19 Vascular Devices

Section IV Special Situations

20 Imaging for Congenital Cardiovascular Disease

21 Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Cardiomyopathies

22 Atherosclerosis: Role of Calcium Scoring

23 Cardiac Computed Tomography for the Evaluation of Acute Coronary Syndrome in the Emergency Department

24 Imaging the Postoperative Thoracic Aorta

25 Inflammatory and Infectious Vascular Disorders

26 Current Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Suspected Myocarditis

27 Radiation Issues

Section V Disease Entities by Anatomic Region

28 Myocardial Ischemic Disease: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

29 Myocardial Ischemic Disease: Nuclear

30 Myocardial Ischemic Disease: Computed Tomography

31 Myocardial Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies

32 Cardiac Masses

33 Pericardial Disease

34 Valves: Echocardiography

35 Valves: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

36 Valves: Computed Tomography

37 Coronary Arteries: Anomalies, Norm


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About the authors

Suhny Abbara

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Radiology, Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Medical Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Sanjeeva Kalva

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusettes