Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology

Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology
Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology 2nd edition, by W. Richard Webb and Charles B. Higgins addresses imaging of the heart and lungs. This text presents expert steerage required for the correct radiologic assessment and diagnosis of each congenital and bought cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.

New topics embody coronary artery CT, myocardial disease, pericardial illness, and CT of ischemic heart disease. It has a new full-shade design and lots of full-shade photos, including PET-CT. A companion site will provide totally searchable text and images. This book can be useful as a general reference text for anybody with an interest within the subject, however it’s significantly effectively suited to the needs of the resident in radiology.

The book consists of 37 chapters; 29 are dedicated to pulmonary subjects, and the remainder cover computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the heart. Within each chapter, the salient features of every subject are summarized in tables that provide a quick reference and review. Regular anatomy, focusing on the pulmonary hila and mediastinum on posteroanterior and lateral radiographs and CT pictures, is then examined intimately with a beneficiant variety of clearly labeled images and figures.

The chapter on the conventional mediastinum dedicates a page to each normal mediastinal line, stripe, and area and uses coronal reconstructions and tables to clarify every example. The abnormal mediastinum is then mentioned, and is complemented by charts and a listing of differential diagnoses. A discussion of MR findings in congenital and ischemic heart disease is followed by discussion of valvular, myocardial, and pericardial diseases.

The text incorporates plain radiographs, CT and MR images, nuclear drugs pictures, and angiograms to fully characterize each abnormality and give the reader a broader understanding of the pathologic situation from a multimodal viewpoint.

Thoracic Imaging: Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Radiology [Hardcover]

W. Richard Webb and Charles B. Higgins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Second, North American Edition
928 pages

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