Cardiovascular imagers are faced with the challenge of interpreting cases that include artifacts, unusual findings, or anatomic variants on an almost daily basis. These studies can result in confusion and may lead to misdiagnosis even for the most experienced imager. This book provides an approachable reference for practising cardiovascular imagers to aid with both commonly and uncommonly encountered entities that can result in inappropriate patient management. Through the focused use of case examples, this book reviews 100 conditions that can be seen in clinical practice, including pseudotumors, artifacts, anatomic variants, mimics, and unusual diagnoses. Each highly illustrated case follows a standard format, allowing readers to learn from real-life examples and provides an accessible and rapid source of reference for the improved interpretation of cardiovascular imaging and enhanced patient care. This text will be invaluable to radiologists, cardiologists, and trainees.
- Describes commonly and uncommonly encountered conditions that can cause confusion and mismanagement
- Each entity follows the same template: imaging description, importance, typical clinical scenario, differential diagnosis, and teaching point
- Highly illustrated with over 600 images
Part I. Cardiac Pseudotumors, Tumors, and Other Challenging Diagnoses
Part II. Cardiac Aneurysms and Diverticula
Part III. Cardiovascular Anatomic Variants and Congenital Lesions
Part IV. Coronary Arteries
Part V. Pulmonary Arteries
Part VI. Cardiovascular MRI Artifacts
Part VII. Acute Aorta and Aortic Aneurysms
Part VIII. Post-operative Aorta
Part IX. Mesenteric Vascular
Part X. Peripheral Vascular
Part XI. Veins.
Stefan L. Zimmerman, Johns Hopkins Medical Centre
Stefan L. Zimmerman is Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Elliot Fishman, Johns Hopkins Medical Centre
Elliot K. Fishman is Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.