CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

Introduction to Terminology

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▪ Introduction The focus of this chapter is to define terms used in cardiovascular and thoracic imaging and provide a basic framework for pattern recognition for problem solving in the…

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Intensive Care Imaging

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■ Value of a Routine Daily Chest Radiograph in the Intensive Care Unit Determining Who Needs Imaging Imaging of an intensive care unit (ICU) patient can be a difficult task…

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Lung and Heart Transplantation

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■ Lung Transplantation Since the first lung transplantation was performed in 1963, there have been major improvements in the surgical technique and posttransplantation management of organ recipients. Lung transplantation represents…

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Infection

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▪ Introductory Considerations Diagnostic imaging is used in the detection of thoracic infections, identifying complications associated with infection, and differentiating noninfectious from infectious diseases. Chest radiography and computed tomography (CT)…

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Imaging of Thoracic Trauma

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▪ Introduction Thoracic injury is a common sequela of acute trauma and is the third most common injury in trauma patients, after head and extremity injuries. The overall mortality rate…

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Thoracic Interventions

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▪ Introduction Thoracic interventions are performed for the diagnosis and treatment of focal lesions in the thorax. Image-guided percutaneous biopsy is used to obtain tissue for the diagnosis of benign…

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Cardiac Valves

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■ Introduction Echocardiography is the primary imaging modality used in the evaluation of cardiac valve morphology, function, and disease. This modality is broadly available and portable, and there is widespread…

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