Written by world authorities, this reference explores the utilization and advancement of state-of-the-art imaging modalities for the analysis of pulmonary function-providing an up-to-date and global perspective of imaging applications with detailed contributions from experts in Europe, North America, Japan, and Australia.
"…The editors made a gallant effort to cover this field in its entirety, based on the state of the art at the time of the book's compilation."
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"…The contributors to this volume provide an important window into current developments in this emerging field."
-Warren B. Gefter, M.D., Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., and Eric A. Hoffman, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, U.S.A.
Introduction. Chest Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Angiography, and Pulmonary Function Testing. Computed Tomography. Computed Tomography: Introduction to CT Imaging. CT Ventilation Imaging: Technical Background and Impact in Acute Lung Injury and ARDS Management. CT Perfusion Imaging. Imaging Respiratory Mechanics. Pulmonary CT Angiography. Magnetic Resonance. Introduction To MR Imaging. MR Ventilation Imaging Noble Gas Ventilation Imaging Using 3He and 129Xe. Dynamic Imaging of Lung Ventilation with Hyperpolarized Gas MRI. Oxygen-Enhanced Ventilation Imaging. MR Angiography and Direct Thrombus Imaging for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism. MR Perfusion Imaging. Gadolinium-Enhanced MR Perfusion Imaging. Proton Perfusion Imaging. Arterial Spin Labeling MR Perfusion. Intravascular Imaging Using Hyperpoloarized Nuclei. Combined MR Ventilation/Perfusion Imaging. Assessment of Human Lung Microstructure with Hyperpolarized 3He Diffusion MRI Regional Oxygen Balance. NUCLEAR MEDICINE. Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Imaging. Nuclear Imaging. SPECT Ventilation and Perfusion Imaging Using Xe-133. PET Imaging of Infection and Inflammatory Lung Disease. Scintigraphic Evaluation of Lung Nodules. PET Imaging of Malignancy. Clinical Imaging. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Asthma: Assessment of Lung Ventilation with Hyperpolarized Helium-3 MR Imaging. The Role of Computed Tomography in Emphysema and Lung Volume Reduction Surgery. Emphysema/Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Pulmonary Embolism. Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension. Sleep Apnea. Solitary Pulmonary Nodule. Cystic Fibrosis: Radiologic Considerations. Lung Transplantation: Radiographic Considerations