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Rizzo and Arduini asked me to write this preface, I was honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce this outstanding work! Examining the fetal heart has always presented a huge challenge for ultrasound specialists.
When I started in ultrasound 30 years ago, no one knew how to perform or even attempt the examination of the 2d echo ebooks.
2d echo ebooks echocardiography has progressed very rapidly, fueled by advances in image quality as well as increasing focus of the ultrasound community on the need for a proper examination of the heart.
Detection of congenital heart disease has lagged behind the successful detection of other abnormalities of the fetus despite our best attempts to teach the necessary skills. The fetal heart is a difficult organ to evaluate due toits very small size, complex anatomy, dynamic blood flow physiology, as well as rapid 2d echo ebooks movement.
The importance of evaluating the heart cannot be over emphasized. Heart defects are among the most common malformations in the developing fetus and many of these anomalies are part of complex syndromes such as aneuploidies. Heart anomalies that occur as isolated defects are among the most challenging to detect, but are particularly important due to the need to prepare for a potentially sick newborn at delivery.
I remember back in the early 80's when I first started in fetal ultrasound, the heart remained an enigma for many years and it was only after I missed several congenital heart defects in a row that I took on the enormous task of understanding the fetal heart and how it works.
Unfortunately back then we did not have any books or educational aids such as Drs Rizzo and Arduini's wonderful e-book 2d echo ebooks guide us in learning 2d echo ebooks to evaluate the fetal heart.
I have been impressed for many years with the careers of Dr. Arduini who have made enormous contributions in the field of fetal imaging and in particular fetal echocardiography. They have both published extensively on this subject and are extremely well qualified to write and edit such a book.
Rizzo and Arduini have made significant contributions in fetal echocardiography over many 2d echo ebooks and have been instrumental in developing many of the Doppler aspects 2d echo ebooks the fetal heart evaluation.
4D Fetal Echocardiography
They have assembled an impressive group of authors here, and have edited a first class book on 3-D and 4-D of the fetal heart. They have understood that 3-D and 4-D volume imaging are necessary to evaluate the fetal heart due to its inherent complexity 2d echo ebooks motion, flow and anatomy.
The book is very well organized in multiple short chapters that are beautifully illustrated both with ultrasound 2d echo ebooks and diagrams. Initially, they introduce the subject with a chapter on the epidemiology of fetal heart defects and why they are important.
2d echo ebooks are the basic chapters on screening and on normal anatomy, which are key for the beginners as well as for more seasoned examiner.
The following chapters introduce 3-D and 4D ultrasound, starting with technical aspects on how to obtain a good image. Many practitioners are intimidated by the complexity of obtaining 3-D and 4-D images. The chapters that introduce the technical aspects of 3-D such as image display and manipulation of 2d echo ebooks image are all superb introductions on how to produce the 2d echo ebooks image.
The book then focuses on 3-D and 4-D evaluation of blood flow using Doppler, a key subject in the evaluation of the heart. Additional chapters cover new technologies, such as the use of the matrix probe and the automated screening possibilities for the fetal heart.
This volume includes the often forgotten venous anatomy of the heart and its connections, an extraordinarily valuable chapter.
4D Fetal Echocardiography
The book also describes the state of the art for 1st trimester echocardiography, followed by quantitative aspects of the function of the fetal heart including stroke volume and cardiac output. The 2d echo ebooks chapter involves other forms of imaging of the fetal heart, such as MRI.
This book, while very comprehensive, remains simple in its approach.