Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography: An Imaging Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010 - Medical - 278 pages
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Atlas of Cardiac CT, by Allen J. Taylor, MD, is a practical cardiac imaging reference that provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of this modality. Inside you'll find user-friendly case-based structured sections that offer a brief clinical introduction, multiple CT images, highlights of strengths and pitfalls, brief commentary, and further suggested readings-equipping you with everything you need to know to obtain the best imaging results. Expert Consult functionality further enhances your reference power with convenient online access to the complete contents of the book-fully searchable-along with additional images and videos.



  • Features a clinically oriented, case-based and evidence-based approach for coverage that you can readily apply in your daily practice.
  • Offers the guidance of today's experts in cardiac CT, along with input of the editorial team behind Braunwald's Heart Disease, to ensure that you have only the best knowledge at your fingertips.
  • Includes a final chapter, Which Modality for Which Disease, to help you determine the best imaging modality to use for a specific problem.
  • Presents abundant high-quality images that clearly depict the use of cardiac CT and visually reinforce the text.
  • Provides complete guidance on obtaining the best image quality possible and the avoidance of artifacts.
  • Uses a consistent chapter format that makes it easy to find the information you need.
  • Offers access to the complete contents online, fully searchable, along with additional images and videos, at expertconsult.com.


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Contents

Cardiac CT How It Works
1
Optimizing CT Image Quality
9
Contrast Medium Administration
19
Systematic Analysis of Cardiac CT
26
Coronary CT Angiography Normal Anatomy
38
Coronary CT Angiography Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease
50
Detection of Calcified Atherosclerosis
70
Coronary CT Angiography The Patient with Noncalcified Plaque
82
CT Detection of Myocardial Perfusion Infarction and Viability
148
The Right Ventricle
155
Coronary Veins Systemic Veins and Atria
167
Aortic Disease
188
Valvular Heart Disease
204
Prosthetic Heart Valves
218
Pericardial Disease
224
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
231

The PostRevascularization Patient
90
Advanced Vessel Analysis
96
Applications of PETCT and SPECTCT
111
The Left Ventricle
122
Intracardiac Masses
250
Noncardiac Findings Identified on Cardiovascular CT
258
Index
271
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