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New Techniques in Cardiothoracic Imaging

2007 Edition, August 20, 2007

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ISBN: 978-0-8493-9019-7
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  • Revision: 2007 Edition, August 20, 2007
  • Published Date: August 20, 2007
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 212
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Five years ago, we had the privilege to edit the first edition of New Techniques in Thoracic Imaging, a text that aimed to provide a compendium of the state of the art in imaging of thoracic disorders and to familiarize the reader with new and emerging technologies in the field. When approached to edit a second edition, we marveled at how much has changed in just five years. For example, the field of thoracic imaging has expanded into cardiothoracic imaging, prompting a change in the title of this edition to New Techniques in Cardiothoracic Imaging. Additionally, important technological advances have occurred in all imaging modalities, continuously improving and expanding our ability to diagnose cardiothoracic disorders.

Although the field has expanded and technologies have changed in the past five years, the primary goals of this text have remained constant. The first is to provide a pragmatic compendium of the state of the art in imaging of disorders that are encountered in daily practice. Toward this end, there are updated chapters on the subjects of the solitary pulmonary nodule, diffuse lung disease, pulmonary embolism, and aortic disorders. Additionally, a new chapter has been added on the role of computed tomography and magnetic resonance in imaging a variety of acute and chronic cardiac diseases. The second goal is to familiarize the reader with new technologies that are playing an increasingly important role in our field. In order to meet this objective, we have included chapters devoted to 64-multi-detector-row computed tomography, computed tomography-positron emission tomography, and digital radiography. The final goal is to introduce the reader to emerging techniques that are not yet widely used in practice but will play an important role in the near future. Toward this end, there are chapters on the subjects of functional magnetic resonance imaging, radiofrequency ablation, lung cancer screening, and functional airway imaging.

This book is a collaborative project that has greatly benefited from the contributions of many expert authors. We are especially grateful to our contributing authors for sharing their time, expertise, and talents: Drs. Prachi Agarwal, Talissa Altes, Suzanne Aquino, Cesario Ciccotosto, Jeremy Erasmus, Matthew Freedman, Larry Goodman, Curtis Green, Ella Kazerooni, Jeff Klein, Vikram Krishnasetty, David Levin, Page H. McAdams, Jonas Rydberg, Bradley Sabloff, Kumar Sandrasegaran, Amita Sharma, Jo-Anne Shepard, and Lacey Washington. We would also like to acknowledge the support and guidance of Sherri R. Niziolek and Alyssa K. Fried of Informa Healthcare publishing. Finally, we would like to thank our wives, families, and colleagues for their ongoing encouragement and support.

The intended audience for this book is primarily radiologists, but we anticipate that this material will also prove useful to pulmonologists, cardiologists, and other physicians who are involved in the care of patients with cardiothoracic disorders. It is our hope and intent that this book will prove valuable to its readers in the imaging evaluation of patients with cardiothoracic disorders now and in the future.