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Cardiac Imaging: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

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Marcus Melvin L., Schelbert Heinrich R., Skorton David J., Wolf Gerald L.. ; eds. 1318 pages. Philadelphia: : W. B. Saunders Company; ; 1979.. $110.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(2):163. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-2-163_5
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The editors have made a novel attempt to present all the modalities of cardiac imaging in some detail in a single volume. The newer techniques of ultrafast computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography are presented with the more standard modalities of echocardiography, radioisotope studies, and coronary angiography. The book compiles the work of more than 100 authors, many of them leaders in their field.

The content is heavily weighted toward the new imaging modalities, which are not routinely available in most centers as compared to the more widely available standard techniques. The first seven chapters explore the


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