EACVI Editors' Choice

Hand selected by the editors of The EACVI Textbook of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, these chapters are free to read until the end of June 2019

Spatial encoding and image reconstruction

Including sections on:

  • Slice selection
  • Spatial encoding
  • The k-space concept
  • Simple MR sequence
  • Image reconstruction

Mapping techniques

Including sections on:

  • General principles
  • Acquisition and pulse sequences
  • Analysis and post-processing
  • Indications and applications
  • Tricks and pitfalls

Acute ischaemic heart disease

Including sections on:

  • Anatomy and pathology
  • Standard CMR imaging protocols
  • Post-processing of CMR images
  • CMR in acute myocardial infarction—prognosis
  • T1- and T2-mapping in acute coronary syndromes
  • CMR to exclude acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department
  • CMR in myocardial infarction with normal coronary arteries (MINOCA)
  • CMR for imaging of infarct complications
  • CMR in clinical trials

Infiltrative cardiomyopathy

Including sections on:

  • Anatomy and pathology 
  • Clinical context 
  • Imaging in infiltrative and storage diseases 
  • CMR imaging protocol 
  • Analysis of CMR images
  • Diagnostic performance and outcome data 

CMR for transposition of the great arteries

Including sections on:

  • Imaging in TGA
  • CMR and TGA after atrial redirection surgery
  • Assessment of atrial baffled venous pathways
  • Assessment of systemic RV function
  • Pulmonary hypertension after atrial redirection surgery
  • Tissue characterization CMR in systemic RV
  • CMR in TGA after arterial switch operation
  • CMR and CCTGA
  • CMR in TGA, VSD, and pulmonary stenosis after the Rastelli operation
  • Diagnostic performance and outcome data


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