Cardiac CT

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 16, 2010 - Medical - 333 pages
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Computed tomography of the heart has become a highly accurate diagnostic modality that is attracting increasing attention. This extensively illustrated book aims to assist the reader in integrating cardiac CT into daily clinical practice, while also reviewing its current technical status and applications. Clear guidance is provided on the performance and interpretation of imaging using the latest technology, which offers greater coverage, better spatial resolution, and faster imaging. The specific features of scanners from all four main vendors, including those that have only recently become available, are presented. Among the wide range of applications and issues to be discussed are coronary artery bypass grafts, stents, plaques, and anomalies, cardiac valves, congenital and acquired heart disease, and radiation exposure. Upcoming clinical uses of cardiac CT, such as plaque imaging and functional assessment, are also explored.
 

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Contents

Introduction
2
Technical and Personnel Requirements
3
Anatomy
12
CT in the Context of Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Management
29
Cardiac CT in Clinical Practice
33
Clinical Indications
42
Patient Preparation
53
Physics Background and Radiation Exposure
59
Reading and Reporting
142
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
171
Coronary Artery Stents
179
Coronary Artery Plaques
191
Cardiac Function
201
Cardiac Valves
217
Coronary Artery Anomalies
231
Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease
249

Examination and Reconstruction
72
Toshiba Aquilion 64 and Aquilion ONE
93
Siemens Somatom Sensation and Definition
111
Philips Brilliance 64 and iCT
122
General Electric Light Speed VCT and Discovery CT750HD
131
Typical Clinical Examples
265
Results of Clinical Studies
318
Outlook
323
Index
331
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Dr. Marc Dewey has published more than 50 papers on noninvasive cardiac imaging over the last five years. Among them are landmark papers published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a reviewer for over 20 journals among them the Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, and The Lancet and received the highest scientific award of the German Röntgen Society – the Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Preis. Dr. Dewey’s team is well known for the cardiac imaging workshops held at the Charité in Berlin and he is a renowned speaker on cardiac imaging. Experts for the scanners of all four vendors such as Dr. Katharina Anders, Dr. Martin K. Hoffmann, Dr. Eugenio Martuscelli, and Dr. Elke Zimmermann contributed to the corresponding chapters of “Cardiac CT”. The second edition again focuses on cardiac CT in clinical practice and features newly edited chapters about radiation exposure, coronary artery stents, bypass grafts, coronary anomalies, and congenital heart disease. Also, upcoming clinical applications of cardiac CT, for instance plaque imaging and functional assessment, are covered by experts such as Dr. Paul Schoenhagen und Dr. Gudrun Feuchtner.

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