This compact guide to cardiac magnetic resonance imaging incorporates the most common techniques with easy-to-follow step-by-step protocols. Physicians and technicians alike get quick access to the information they need at the point of exam.
- A review of the most common cardiac MR imaging planes with step-by-step protocols
- An overview of the various physiologic events that make up the cardiac cycle
- Descriptions of the most common indications for cardiac MRI, along with typical imaging protocols and example cases
- A review of the basic physics of cardiac MRI, including pulse sequences and ECG gating, as well as common imaging artifacts and how to prevent them
This easy-to-use reference is the most practical guide for accessing information on all stages of the cardiac MRI exam, from graphical prescription and protocol selection to imaging troubleshooting and interpretation.
Table of Contents
Preface, List of Abbreviations, Cardiac Anatomy and MR Imaging Planes, Cardiac Physiology, Clinical Indications and Sample Imaging Protocols with Case Examples, Pulse Sequence Basics, ECG Gating, and MR artifacts
KIARAN P. McGEE is Consultant, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiologic Physics, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.
ERIC E. WILLIAMSON is Consultant, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Assistant Professor of Radiology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.
PAUL R. JULSRUD is Consultant, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Professor of Radiology, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.