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New York/Stuttgart – Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the third leading cause of cardiovascular mortality in North America and has a hospital mortality rate as high as 30%, which drops to around 8% if PE is diagnosed and treated properly. Atlas of Pulmonary Vascular Imaging: A Multimodality Approach, published by Thieme, provides clinicians with the tools to quickly identify and diagnose pulmonary embolism and the entire spectrum of pulmonary vascular conditions using the full range of imaging modalities available for this emerging discipline.

"This is the first multimodality radiologic textbook of pulmonary vascular diseases that provides an extensive overview of pulmonary vessel pathologies," says author Dr. Conrad Wittram, MB, ChB, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Wittram uses a bullet-point format in his book that makes locating critical information fast and easy. Detailed, high-resolution radiologic images on every page – more than 300 in total– vividly demonstrate a wide range of modalities and systematically cover imaging manifestations of common and rare diseases. The illustrations are supplemented with relevant information and essential, must-know facts.

Multidetector computed tomography has transformed pulmonary vascular imaging, ushering in this new radiology discipline. Clinicians, fellows and residents in radiology, cardiology and emergency medicine will find this groundbreaking atlas both a practical educational tool and an easy-to-use reference in daily practice.

Diagnosing pulmonary vascular diseases remains one of the greatest challenges facing clinicians today. Atlas of Pulmonary Vascular Imaging: A Multimodality Approach extensively reviews congenital anomalies, embolism, in situ thrombosis, aneurysms, vasculitis, infections, tumors and much more.

"This sharply focused book will be of great interest to all radiologists, as it gives us a greater appreciation for the increased vascular detail available now in daily practice," says Dr. Lawrence Goodman, MD, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin.


About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products includeThieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme visit


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