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Handbook of Contrast Echocardiography : Left Ventricle Function and Myocardial Perfusion - S. Kaul

Handbook of Contrast Echocardiography : Left Ventricle Function and Myocardial Perfusion

By: H. Becher, Peter Burns, S. Kaul (Foreword by)

Paperback ISBN: 9783540670834
Number Of Pages: 184

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Ultrasound contrast is rapidly becoming an integral part of echocardiography, the technique most widely used to image the heart. This book is the result of the authors' combined experience in research into the agents and their associated imaging techniques and in clinical application of contrast echocardiography over a period of ten years. Its aim is to provide the clinical echocardiographer with a complete guide and reference for performing and interpreting a contrast echo study. The copious illustrations accompanying the text are supplemented by the generous contributions of more than a dozen worldwide authorities who have provided cases that convincingly demonstrate the general applicability of this new technology.

Table of Contents
Contrast agents for echocardiography: Principles and Instrumentation
The need for contrast agents in echocardiographyp. 2
Contrast agents for ultrasoundp. 5
Mode of actionp. 16
Safety considerationsp. 40
New developments in contrast imagingp. 41
Assessment of Left Ventricular Function by Contrast Echo
Physiology and pathophysiology of LV functionp. 48
Available methods - The role of contrastp. 49
Indications and selection of methodsp. 51
How to perform an LV contrast studyp. 56
Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion by Contrast Echo
Physiology and pathophysiology of myocardial perfusionp. 82
Currently available methods for myocardial perfusion imagingp. 84
Indications and selection of methodsp. 86
Special considerations for myocardial contrastp. 92
Choice of agent and method of administrationp. 97
Instrument settingsp. 100
Image acquisitionp. 108
Stress testing during myocardial contrast echop. 109
Reading myocardial contrast echocardiogramsp. 112
Clinical profiles/interpretation of myocardial contrast echop. 121
Pitfalls and troubleshootingp. 127
Coronary flow reserve and myocardial contrast echop. 133
Available methods - need for contrast enhancementp. 134
Coronary flow reserve: indications and selection of methodsp. 135
How to perform a CFR studyp. 137
Image acquisition and interpretationp. 142
Pitfalls and troubleshootingp. 143
Methods for quantitative Analysis
Basic tools for image quantificationp. 154
Advanced image processing: cases and examplesp. 159
Glossaryp. 172
Indexp. 180
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ISBN: 9783540670834
ISBN-10: 3540670831
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.33