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MRI and CT of the Cardiovascular System
Second edition
by Charles B. Higgins

MRI and CT of the Cardiovascular System provides state-of-the-art information on the use of MRI and CT in the assessment of cardiac and vascular diseases.

MRI and CT of the Cardiovascular System Second Edition reflects recent significant advances in cardiovascular MRI technology and the emergence of multi-detector CT as an important diagnostic modality, particularly for ischemic heart disease.


  • Thorough explanations of cardiovascular MRI, MRA, and CT techniques
  • Comprehensive coverage of clinical applications in specific diseases—acquired heart diseases, ischemic heart disease, congenital heart diseases, and vascular diseases
  • Detailed guidance in interpretation of cardiovascular MR and CT images
  • More than 900 illustrations aid readers in interpreting clinical images

New to this edition:

  • Reflects recent advances in cardiovascular MR technology and clinical applications
  • Describes the important diagnostic capabilities of multi-detector CT, especially in ischemic heart disease
  • New chapters cover coronary CTA and plaque characterization
  • New interventional MR section covers
  • catheter tracking and devices
  • endovascular interventional MRI
  • endovascular intervention for congenital heart disease
  • MR-guided cardiac catheterization
  • endovascular delivery of gene and stem cell therapy


Basic Principles

  1. Clinical Approach to Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Techniques
  2. Magnetic Resonance Angiography Techniques
  3. Techniques for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  4. Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology: Imaging Aspects
  5. Blood Flow Measurements
  6. Quantification in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography
  7. Magnetic Resonance Contrast Media

Acquired Heart Disease

  1. Magnetic Resonance of Cardiomyopathies and Myocarditis
  2. Pericardial Diseases
  3. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  4. Cardiac Masses
  5. Valvular Heart Disease

Ischemic Heart Disease

  1. Myocardial Perfusion in Ischemic Heart Disease
  2. Left Ventricular Function in Ischemic Heart Disease
  3. Regional Left Ventricular Function in Ischemic Heart Disease: Determination of Viability
  4. Assessment of Myocardial Viability by Contrast Enhancement
  5. Tissue Characterization of Ischemic Myocardial Injury
  6. Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Technical Approaches
  7. Coronary Artery Imaging—Clinical Applications
  8. Coronary Blood Flow Measurements
  9. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
  10. Computed Tomography Imaging of Coronary Calcification
  11. Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography
  12. Atherosclerotic Plaque Imaaging
  13. Plaque Characterization—Computed Tomography

Congenital Heart Disease

  1. Congenital Heart Disease: Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of Morphology and Function
  2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of function and Flow in Postoperative Congenital Heart Disease
  3. Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Vascular Diseases

  1. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography of Thoracic Aorta
  2. Magnetic Resonance Angiography Abdominal Aorta and Renal and Mesenteric Vessels
  3. Multidetector Computed Tomographic Angiography of the Abdominal Arteries
  4. Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography Angiography of Peripheral Arteries
  5. Computed Tomography Angiography and Magnetic Resonance Angiography of the Extracranial Carotid Arteries

Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  1. Catheter Tracking and Devices
  2. Endovascular Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  3. Endovascular Interventions—Congenital Heart Disease
  4. Magnetic Resonance -Guided Cardiac Catheterization
  5. Endovascular Delivery of Gene and Stem Cell Therapy


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MRI and CT of the Cardiovascular System
Second edition
by Charles B. Higgins

2006 • 656 pages • $210.00 + shipping
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