Clinical Applications of Cardiac CT

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Filippo Cademartiri, Giancarlo Casolo, Massimo Midiri
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 23, 2012 - Medical - 380 pages
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During the past few years, cardiac CT (CCT) has acquired an increasingly important role as a noninvasive imaging method that allows assessment of coronary heart disease from both the morphological and the functional standpoint. It is quickly becoming a primary clinical tool for the evaluation and follow-up of various conditions related to the heart and great vessels and is providing valuable insights into the natural history of atherosclerosis.

The rapid advances in CCT technology, the advent of new clinical applications, and the acquisition of data on prognostic value are just some of the reasons for the publication of this new edition of Clinical Applications of Cardiac CT, little more than 3 years after the first edition appeared. The text has been extensively revised and updated to reflect current knowledge and practice, and the structure and layout of the educational content have also been improved. The imaging targets, semeiology, technique, and clinical applications of CCT are all covered in detail, and in addition relevant information is provided on epidemiology, clinical assessment, and the role of other diagnostic modalities. This book will prove an invaluable tool for radiologists and cardiologists alike.

 

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Contents

1 Epidemiology of Coronary Artery Disease
3
2 Physiology and Pathophysiology of Coronary Circulation
7
3 Subclinical Atherosclerosis and Primary Prevention
15
4 Chronic Stable Coronary Artery Disease
29
Clinical Assessment
35
Section II Targets of Coronary and non Coronary Imaging
45
6 Coronary Plaques
46
7 Myocardial Ischemia Viability
59
Section IV Technique
216
21 CT and CT Angiography Basics
217
Scan Technique
227
23 Patient Preparation for Cardiac CT
235
24 Contrast Material Administration in Cardiac CT
241
25 Principles of Cardiac CT Scan Protocol Optimization
247
26 Management of Radiation Dose in Cardiac CT
250
27 Artifacts in Cardiac CT
259

8 Left and Right Ventricular Function Contractility Geometry and Mass
68
9 Pulmonary Veins and Cardiac Veins
79
Section III CT Semeiology
90
10 Heart Anatomy
93
11Calcium Score and Coronary Plaque
114
12 Coronary Artery Stenosis on Cardiac CT
139
13 Coronary Artery Stents
147
14 Evaluation of Bypass Grafts
153
15 Myocardial Viability and Stress Perfusion
164
16 Evaluation of Cardiac Volumetric and Functional Parameters
175
17 Cardiac Veins and Pulmonary Veins
185
18 Collateral Findings on Cardiac CT
201
19 Reporting in Cardiac CT
207
20 Training and Implementation in Cardiac CT
212
Section V Clinical Applications
278
28 Diagnostic and Prognostic Value
279
29 Screening and High CV Risk Patients
289
30 Thoracic Aortic Diseases
293
31 Clinical Indications of Cardiac CT
301
Section VI Other Diagnostic Modalities
311
32 Stress ECG
312
33 Rest and Stress Echocardiography
325
34 Nuclear Medicine SPECTPET
349
35 Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
356
36 Invasive Imaging of Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaques
363
37 Future Developments in Cardiac CT
371
Index
375
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