Principles and Practice of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Congenital Heart Disease. Form, Function and Flow

  • ID: 1226198
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  • 480 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Principles and Practice of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Congenital Heart Disease:
Form, Function, and Flow

 Edited by Mark A. Fogel, MD, FACC, FAHA, FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Radiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Director of Cardiac MR, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

CMR is a powerful tool in the armamentarium of pediatric cardiology and health care workers caring for patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), but a successful study still presents major technical and clinical challenges. This text was created to give trainees, practitioners, allied professionals, and researchers a repository of dependable information and images to base their use of CMR on.

Because CHD presents an intricate web of connections and associations that need to be deciphered, the imager performing CMR needs to understand not only anatomy, physiology, function, and surgery for CHD, but also the technical aspects of imaging. Written by experts from the world s leading institutions, many of whom pioneered the techniques and strategies described, the text is organized in a logical way to provide a complete understanding of the issues involved. It is divided into three main parts:

  • The Basics of CMR – familiarizes the reader with the minimum tools needed to understand the basics, such as evaluating morphology, ventricular function, and utilizing contrast agents
  • CMR of Congenital and Acquired Pediatric Heart Disease – discusses broad categories of CHD and the use of CMR in specific disease states
  • Special Topics in Pediatric Cardiac MR – covers other important areas such as the complementary role of CT scanning, interventional CMR, the role of the technologist in performing a CMR exam, and more

With the ever increasing sophistication of technology, more can be done with CMR in a high quality manner in a shorter period of time than had been imagined as recently as just a few years ago. Principles and Practice of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Congenital Heart Disease: Form, Function, and Flow makes a major contribution to applying these techniques to improved patient care. An ideal introduction for the novice or just the curious, this reference will be equally useful to the seasoned practitioner who wants to keep pace with developments in the field and would like a repository of information and images readily availalble.

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List of contributors, vii

Foreword, x

Preface, xi

Part I: The basics of cardiac MR

1 Physics of cardiac MR and image formation, 3Orlando P Simonetti and Georgeta Mihai

2 Technical aspects of pediatric cardiac MR, 17Christopher Occleshaw

3 Assessment of morphology, 33John C Wood

4 Assessment of ventricular function and blood fl ow, 51Mark A Fogel

5 Contrast cardiac MR anatomy, physiology, viability and perfusion, 75Scott D Flamm

Part II: Cardiac MR of congenital and acquired pediatric heart disease

6 The normal cardiac magnetic resonance examination ruling out congenital heart disease, 93Matthew Harris and Mark A Fogel

7 Abnormalities of the atria and systemic veins, 110Tiffanie R Johnson and Mark A Fogel

8 Abnormalities of the ventricles and pericardium, 124Beth F Printz

9 MRI in conotruncal anomalies (except tetralogy of Fallot), 155Willem A Helbing and Adriaan Moelker

10 Tetralogy of Fallot: morphology and function, 172Arno AW Roest, Lucia JM Kroft and Albert de Roos

11 Aortic arch anomalies, 183Paul M Weinberg and Kevin K Whitehead

12 MR assessment of pulmonary circulation, 209Shi–Joon Yoo and Lars Grosse–Wortmann

13 Valvular heart disease, 236Juha Koskenvuo, Karen G Ordovás and Charles B Higgins

14 Imaging coronary arteries in children, 250Gerald F Greil, Rene M Botnar and Taylor Chung

15 Other complex congenital heart disease heterotaxy, complex spatial relationships, conjoined twins and ectopia cordis, 265Rajesh Krishnamurthy and Taylor Chung

Part III: Special topics in cardiac MR of pediatric and congenital heart disease

16 Cardiac magnetic resonance of single ventricles, 289Mark A Fogel

17 Baffl es and conduits, 316Philipp Beerbaum, Israel Valverde, Gerald F Greil and Sonya V Babu–Narayan

18 Cardiac tumors, 345Ashwin Prakash

19 Considerations in the post–operative patient, 354G Wesley Vick III

20 Interventional magnetic resonance imaging, 382Gerald F Greil, Sanjeet Hegde, Kawal Rhode, Carsten Schirra, Philipp Beerbaum and Reza Razavi

21 Adult congenital heart disease, 398Victor A Ferrari and Alexander R Opotowsky

22 Cardiovascular computed tomographic angiography: complementary role to magnetic resonance imaging, 414Jeffrey C Hellinger and Stephen C Cook

23 Radiation in cardiac imaging in congenital heart disease, 429Mark A Fogel

24 Pediatric cardiovascular MRI in the outpatient private practice setting, 440Nancy L Morris and Edward T Martin

25 The role of the technologist in performing a cardiac MRI (CMR) exam, 444Christine Harris

Index, 450

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"This book occupies a unique position in providing a comprehensive picture of the use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for pediatric and adult congenital heart disease. It is very technically driven, but remains useful for those of all levels of experience in this field." (Doody′s, 30 September 2011)
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