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Principles and Practice of Cardiovascular Imaging

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First edition. Pohost Gerald M., O'Rourke Robert A.. , eds. 880 pages. Boston: : Little, Brown and Company; ; 1990.. $175.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(10):836. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-10-836_2
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Digital technology has set off an explosion in cardiac imaging. The lines between radiology and cardiology are no longer clear, requiring physicians to develop familiarity with the fundamental principles of both. This text is an attempt to bridge these two fields. The conventional noninvasive imaging modalities of echocardiography and nuclear cardiology are presented separately, as is the newer technique of magnetic resonance imaging. Computed tomography of the heart is discussed in a section on x-ray imaging that effectively combines chest roentgenography, cardiac angiography, and fundamental principles of x-ray imaging. The newest modality, positron emission tomography, is included in a single


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