Pocket Atlas of Sectional Anatomy Volume II PDF
Medicine is, fortunately, constantly evolving. Imaging diagnosis is no exception.
Technical improvements guarantee further developments in
diagnosis. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) have attained a recognized value in the diagnosis of the heart,
which is continuing to increase. For this reason, we have now provided a
separate chapter on diagnostic imaging of the heart. We have placed
sectional CT images next to MR images of the heart to facilitate classification.
We have limited ourselves to scans which are presently recognized
as standard. In the CT images of the coronary vessels of the heart we have
diverged from the conventional designations and numbered the vessels as
suggested by the American Heart Association in 1975.
Other procedures in MRI and CT visualization of the vascular system have
also further improved. For example, stepwise shifts of the table top have
become standard procedures in angiography of the pelvis and leg.
Like earlier editions, this edition contains current original images complemented
by color illustrations on the opposite page.We have continued to
follow our successful method, which combines great clarity with a high
level of detail.
For the production of images we are especially grateful to our radiology
assistants, Silke Köhl, Sabine Mattil, Stefanie Müller, Heike Philippi, Brigitte
Schild, Petra Weber, and Tanja Breunig, and also to Birgit Reuter and
Marion Hellinger of the Siemens Manufacturing Center.We owe the good
coronary CTs on our 64-line CT to our colleagues Christoph Buntru and
Heike Ringling. We express our heartfelt gratitude for intensive discussions
and helpful suggestions to our colleagues Sigrid Roth and Simone