The aim of the book Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging is to provide information on the technology and clinical applications of this type of noninvasive imaging for assessing cardiac disease. Part of the “Contemporary Cardiology” series, the 780-page resource is targeted to cardiologists, radiologists, primary care physicians and MRI technologists, and others who are interested in the technique. Chapters cover areas such as cardiac MRI spectroscopy, atherosclerotic plaque imaging, quantitative MRI techniques in regional myocardial function, magnetic resonance angiography of the aorta and the peripheral vessels, and the clinical assessment of diastolic function by cardiac MRI. The physics of cardiac MRI is discussed as well as safety and monitoring. Raymond Y. Kwong; Humana Press, Totowa, N.J., 2007; $179, hardcover; $179, eBook.