An Introductory Guide to Cardiac CT Imaging

An Introductory Guide to Cardiac CT Imaging


By (author) Ragavendra R. Baliga

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  • Publisher: Springhouse Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 198mm x 13mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1582559384
  • ISBN 13: 9781582559384
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)

Product description

This handbook is an excellent introduction to cardiac CT imaging for the resident, the fellow, or the clinician. It includes chapters on cardiac CT from the perspective of an electro physiologist and an interventionalist/surgeon, presents the latest information on the indications for and limitations of CT, and covers the use of CT in specific patient populations such as peripheral vascular disease and congenital heart disease.

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Table of contents

Contributors Preface Acknowledements 1 Indications 2 Calcium Scoring: A Primer 3 How to Perform Cardiac CT Angiography: Dos and Don'ts 4 An Interventional Cardiologist's Perspective on Coronary CT Angiography 5 CT Angiography of the Peripheral Arteries: The Interventionalist's Perspective 6 An Electrophysiologist's Perspective of Cardiac CT 7 The Cardiac Surgeon's Perspective 8 How to Set Up a Cardiac CT Lab APPENDICES Medicare Criteria for Cardiac Computed Tomography and Angiography (CCTA) Exclusion Criteria Reporting Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography CTA Expectations from a Physician with Level 2 or Level 3 Training for Cardiac CT Tips to Minimize Radiation Exposure Lifetime Attributable Risk of Cancer Incidence from a Single Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography Scan Utility of Multidetector Computed Tomography prior to Afib Ablation Imaging Artifacts Medicare Reimbursement Device Manufacturer Details Siemens Healthcare Philips Healthcare Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. GE Healthcare INDEX