Multi-slice and Dual-source CT in Cardiac Imaging: Principles - Protocols - Indications - Outlook

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 15, 2006 - Medical - 370 pages
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Preface to the Second Edition Despite worldwide efforts to assess and control cardiovascular risk factors, cardiac diseases and in particular coronary artery disease (CAD) are still the foremost causes of death in the developed countries of Western Europe, North America and Asia and are becoming increasingly common in Eastern Europe and the developing world (Deanfield 2001). Approximately one in five deaths is currently related to cardiac disease in Europe and the US. Nearly 500,000 deaths caused by CAD are reported every year in the US, over 600,000 in Europe, 170,000 of these in Germany alone. Over 12 million US citizens have a history of CAD, while every year 1. 1 million US and 300,000 German citizens suffer a coronary attack and more than 40% will die as a result of these attacks. Every second patient dies without prior symptoms and, in most cases, myocardial infarction occurs without warning. Once a blockage of the coronary arteries has occurred, death may ensue within a few minutes, even before hospitalization is possible. These alarming statistics highlight an acute need for tools to diagnose cardiac and coronary artery disease. Presently, the gold-standard mod- ity for diagnosis of CAD is invasive selective coronary angiography. More than 2.
 

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Contents

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Image Visualization and Postprocessing Techniques
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Cardiac and Cardiothoracic Anatomy in
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Contributors
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Konstantin Nikolaou MD Abt für Klinische Kardiologie
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ConeBeam Geometry
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Principles of Multislice Cardiac CT Imaging
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References
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Coronary CT Angiography in Patients with Chest Pain
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References
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References
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Hôpital MarieLannelongue Paris Institute of Diagnostic Radiology
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Clinical Examination Protocols with 4 to 64Slice
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133 avenue de la Résistance 8091 Zürich Switzerland
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Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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Parameter Assessment
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Clinical Indications
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Potential of Myocardial Perfusion and Viability Studies
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References
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Future Technical Developments in Cardiac
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Subject Index
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