Special Issue "Hot Topics in Cardiopulmonary Imaging"

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Imaging".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Luigi Natale

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Department of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Roma, Italy
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Interests: cardiovascular MR; cardiovascular CT; ischemic heart disease; cardiomyopathies; valvular heart diseases; oncologic imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

This Special Issue on “Hot Topics in Cardiopulmonary Imaging” has its unique motivation in the always more-and-more strict correlations between cardiac imaging and chest imaging. Pathophysiologic links have been well known for many decades, but the most recent technical developments, both in CT and MRI, have led to the unique opportunity of fast assessment of heart and lung at the same time, particularly in regards to the many diseases that can affect both of them.

This holistic vision of cardiopulmonary imaging probably also needs to revise the role and the background of the radiologist, not compartmentalized in a single organ; in other words, neither two black areas around the heart for the cardiac radiologist, nor a black hole between the lungs for the chest radiologist.

To gather these results, the first step is an up-to-date knowledge of technical improvements.

This issue will cover the most recent advances in the fields of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), focusing on the role of morphologic and functional techniques in evaluating heart and lung diseases.

Submission are invited for papers covering the role of imaging in the newest applications of spectral CT imaging, CT tissue characterization of the myocardium, and imaging of combined lung and heart diseases.

Prof. Luigi Natale
Guest Editor

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  • CT, lung
  • CT, myocardium
  • CT, spectral
  • MR, myocardium
  • Tissue characterization
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Systemic diseases
  • Ischemic Heart disease
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Acute chest pain

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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