Clinical Cardiac CT: Anatomy and Function

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Thieme, 2008 - Medical - 259 pages
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State-of-the-art cardiac CT imaging in a concise textbook format

This textbook atlas is designed to provide the tools to confidently perform and accurately interpret CT imaging of cardiac anatomy and function. The book opens with essential information on fundamental techniques of CT angiography, normal coronary anatomy, and anatomic variations. Individual chapters address coronary artery disease, risk assessment with calcium scoring, heart valve assessment, cardiac morphology, and cardiac function. The book also covers advanced topics including CT evaluation of coronary bypass grafts and coronary stents, and CT guidance for electrophysiology and percutaneous cardiac interventions. An accompanying DVD-ROM features high-quality three-dimensional displays of cardiac anatomy

and more than 100 cine displays of cardiac function in real clinical applications.

Highlights:

Special emphasis on the complementary nature of anatomic and functional cardiac information helps the clinician optimize patient care

Clinical protocols provide step-by-step guidelines for coronary CTA and triple scans for evaluating coronary arteries, aorta, and pulmonary arteries

Practical discussions of the evaluation of coronary anatomy, heart valves, and function

Coverage of advanced issues in cardiac CT such as plaque characterization, evaluating cardiac status of postoperative patients, and planning interventional procedures

More than 650 carefully labeled CT images demonstrate key concepts

Parallel organization of the CD-ROM and book chapters enables the reader to rapidly locate relevant cine displays

Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book is an indispensable reference for beginners and experienced radiologists, echocardiographers, interventional cardiologists, and cardiac surgeons.

It will also be a valuable resource for trainees in radiology, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery.

Ethan J. Halpern, M.D., M.S.C.E., is Professor and Vice Chairman for Research, Department of Radiology, and Director of Cardiac CT, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

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Contents

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Ethan Halpern, Professor and Vice Chairman of Radiology, Director, Cardiac CT, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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