Imaging book from C.H.I.P.S.

Myocardial Imaging
Tissue Doppler and Speckle Tracking
edited by Thomas H. Marwick

Myocardial Imaging: Tissue Doppler and Speckle Tracking is the first comprehensive resource with truly international authorship covering the theory and clinical applications of advanced myocardial imaging as a diagnostic, monitoring and prognostic tool.


  • Edited by internationally recognized experts in cardiac imaging, Myocardial Imaging: Tissue Doppler and Speckle Tracking collates the latest research into a specific, in-depth resource
  • The book focuses on how to use advanced cardiac imaging techniques in everyday clinical practice, presenting relevant material in a logical format
  • Each chapter covers a different clinical application of TDI and Speckle Tracking techniques and is illustrated with full color images and tables, allowing quick and easy reference to clinically appropriate information
  • It is accompanied by an invaluable CD of video clips that illustrate concepts in the text and provide real examples of echocardiography in practice
  • Clear, concise key facts and summaries throughout the book enable fast decisions at point of care


Part 1: Methodology

  1. Technical principles of tissue velocity and strain imaging methods
  2. Principles and different techniques for speckle tracking
  3. Physiologic and magnetic resonance imaging validation of strain techniques
  4. Designation of tissue Doppler normal range

Part 2: Application to hemodynamic evaluation

  1. Assessment of fi lling pressure at rest
  2. Assessment of left ventricular fi lling pressure with stress

Part 3: Application in heart failure

  1. Assessment of systolic heart failure
  2. Assessment of diastolic heart failure
  3. Assessment of dyssynchrony and its application

Part 4: Ischemic heart disease

  1. Experimental studies on myocardial ischemia and viability using tissue Doppler and deformation
  2. Assessment of viability
  3. Use of tissue velocity imaging during stress echocardiography
  4. Strain and strain rate imaging in ischemia

Part 5: Noncoronary heart disease

  1. Tissue Doppler echocardiography in the assessment of hypertensive heart disease
  2. Using myocardial imaging to identify and manage subclinical heart disease in diabetes mellitus and obesity
  3. Constrictive pericarditis versus restrictive cardiomyopathy
  4. Use of myocardial imaging to identify and manage subclinical heart disease in thyroid and other endocrine diseases
  5. Myocardial imaging in valvular heart disease
  6. Use of myocardial imaging to identify and manage systemic diseases
  7. Tissue Doppler imaging and strain rate imaging to evaluate right ventricular function

Part 6: Coming developments and applications

  1. Atrial function
  2. Three-dimensional reconstruction of strain measurement and measurement of strain in three-dimensions
  3. Ventricular torsion
  4. Automated strain and strain rate
  5. Use of tissue characterization in relation to arterial function
  6. Future application of speckle tracking echocardiography


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