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ESC and EACVI have developed a range of imaging textbooks, including the ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging, the EACVI Textbook of Echocardiography, now both on their second editions, and the EACVI Echo Handbook. To expand this range further, the EACVI Textbook of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance was published in October 2018.
This highly comprehensive and beautifully illustrated textbook was edited by a team of leading international experts: Massimo Lombardi (Editor in Chief), Sven Plein, Steffen Petersen, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Emanuela Valsangiacomo Buechel, Cristina Basso and Victor Ferrari.
Professor Lombardi explained, “We wanted to create an informative resource that could be valuable for anyone wanting to know more about CMR—the textbook is ideal for cardiologists and radiologists new to the field, individuals preparing for EACVI CMR certification and established practitioners wishing to gain a deeper understanding.”
“The textbook is aligned with the ESC Core Curriculum and EACVI Core Syllabus for CMR,” stated Prof. Lombardi. “For those new to the field, the textbook initially covers essential information on the physics behind CMR, MRI setup and methodology. The textbook then takes a disease-orientated approach looking at how CMR can be used in a range of conditions, including ischaemic heart disease, myocardial diseases, pericardial diseases, cardiac tumours, congenital heart diseases and adult congenital heart diseases. To allow a deeper understanding of the underlying disease, much effort was made to correlate CMR images with anatomical and histological findings. Specific and updated CMR protocols are systematically inserted into each paragraph to help the reader on the operative aspects of the methodology.
There is also a section on CMR in the multimodality environment and, finally, we cover future perspectives and some of the newer applications of CMR. We have included illustrations and schematic animations to aid understanding. There is also video content on clinical cases that can be viewed on the online version, which is freely available with the printed textbook.”
“The EACVI Textbook of CMR summarises existing research and clinical evidence for the various CMR indications and provides an invaluable resource for cardiologists and radiologists across the board.”
“The editorial board and I hope this textbook will become the ‘go-to’ resource to learn more across the entire subject area of CMR and will be a really useful addition to the EACVI textbook library,” concluded Prof. Lombardi.
Selected chapters of the EACVI Textbook of CMR are free to read until the end of June 2019 www.escardio.org/cmr-textbook
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