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CT of the Heart : Principles and Applications

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Leading clinicians and researchers from around the world review the full scope of current developments, research, and scientific controversy regarding the principles and applications of cardiac CT. Richly illustrated with numerous black-and-white and color images, the book discusses the interpretation of CT images of the heart in a variety of clinical, physiological, and pathological applications. The authors emphasize current state-of-the-art uses of CT, but also examine developments at the horizon. They also review the technical basis of CT image acquisition, as well as tools for image visualization and analysis.show more

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  • Hardback | 407 pages
  • 218.4 x 281.9 x 27.9mm | 1,723.64g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2005 ed.
  • XII, 407 p.
  • 1588293033
  • 9781588293039

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From the reviews: "The entire contents-from the introduction about the past, present, and future of CT of the heart through the technical underpinning of the method, and through various clinical, physiologic, an d pathologic applications of CT in studying the heart-art meticulous and comprehensive. This book fills and immense need"-Foreword by Alexander R. Margulis, MD, DSc., Weill Medical College of Cornell University"...state-of-the-art text on computed tomography of the heart." - Texas Heart Institute Journal"This excellent, new, profusely illustrated book demonstrates state-of-the-art imaging of the heart and also provides appropriate comparisons with the results from magentic resonance and ultrasound imaging methofs." - Comprehensive Therapy "This book on a hot topic contains 38 chapters by 62 contributors. The illustrations are superb. The book will be very useful for those in this field." (American Journal of Cardiology, June, 2007)show more

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The introduction of fast ECG-synchronized computed tomography (CT) techniques enables imaging of the heart with a combination of speed and spatial resolution unparalleled by other noninvasive imaging modalities. Applying these modalities for the evaluation of coronary artery disease is a topic of active current research. Coronary artery calcium measurements are investigated as a marker for cardiac risk stratification. With contrast-enhanced CT coronary angiography, coronary arteries can be visualized with unprecedented detail, so that noninvasive stenosis assessment appears within reach. With increasing accuracy CT enables evaluation of coronary artery bypass grafts and stents. The cross-sectional nature of CT may to some degree allow noninvasive assessment of the coronary artery wall. CT for evaluating cardiac perfusion, motion, and viability is being investigated. In CT of the Heart, leading radiologists, cardiologists, physicists, engineers, and basic and clinical scientists from around the world survey the full scope of current developments, research, and scientific controversy regarding principles and applications of cardiac CT. Richly illustrated with numerous black-and-white and color images, the book discusses the interpretation of CT of the heart in a variety of clinical, physiologic, and pathologic applications. The authors emphasize current state-of-the-art uses of computed tomography, but also examine emerging developments at the horizon. They review the technical basis of CT image acquisition as well as the tools for image visualization and analysis. Meticulous and comprehensive, CT of the Heart authoritatively defines the current status of computed tomography of the heart, offering a truly balanced view of its technology, applications, significance, and future potential.show more

Table of contents

Part I. Introduction and Historical Background CT of the Heart: Past, Present, and Future William Stanford Part II. Technical Background Electron Beam CT of the Heart David G. Hill Scan Techniques for Cardiac and Coronary Artery Imaging With Multislice CT Bernd M. Ohnesorge, Brian R. Westerman, and U. Joseph Schoepf Image Reconstruction for ECG-Triggered and ECG-Gated Multislice CT Thomas Flohr and Tinsu Pan Phase-Correlated Image Reconstruction Without ECG Marc Kachelriess and Willi A. Kalender Radiation Dose From CT of the Heart Cynthia H. McCollough Part III. Detection and Quantification of Coronary Calcium Coronary Calcium Screening: An Epidemiologic Perspective Christopher J. O'Donnell and Udo Hoffmann Coronary Calcium Scanning: Why We Should Perform It Axel Schmermund, Stefan Mohlenkamp, and Raimund Erbel Detection and Quantification of Coronary Calcium With Electron Beam CT Axel Schmermund, Stefan Mohlenkamp, and Raimund Erbel Detection and Quantification of Coronary Calcium With Dual-Slice CT Joseph Shemesh Detection and Quantification of Calcified Coronary Plaque With Multidetector-Row CT J. Jeffrey Carr Coronary Calcium Scoring With Multidetector-Row CT: Rationale and Scoring Techniques Roman Fischbach and David Maintz Noninvasive Quantification of Coronary Calcium: Quantification Methods, Scanner Types, Scan Protocols, Accuracy, and Reproducibility Stefan Ulzheimer, Kaiss Shanneik, and Willi A. Kalender Part IV. Contrast-Enhanced CT of the Heart: Morphology and Function CT of the Pericardium Reinhard Groell Multidetector-Row CT for Assessment of Cardiac Valves Jurgen K. Willmann and Dominik Weishaupt Multislice CT of the Heart and Great Vessels in Congenital Heart DiseasePatients Jean-Francois Paul Imaging of Cardiac and Paracardiac Masses and Pseudotumors Bernd J. Wintersperger Multidetector-Row CT Assessment of Left-Ventricular Function Kai Uwe Juergens and Roman Fischbach Imaging Intramyocardial Microcirculatory Function Using Fast Computed Tomography Stefan Mohlenkamp, Axel Schmermund, Birgit Kantor, Raimund Erbel, and Erik L. Ritman Approaches for Assessing Myocardial Viability With Multidetector-Row CT Yasushi Koyama and Teruhito Mochizuki Part V. Contrast-Enhanced CT of the Heart: Coronary Arteries Anatomy of the Coronary Arteries and Veins in CT Imaging Robert J. M. van Geuns and Filippo Cademartiri Techniques and Protocols for Acquisition and Display of Contrast-Enhanced CT Angiography Christoph R. Becker Contrast Material Injection Techniques for CT Angiography of the Coronary Arteries Filippo Cademartiri and Koen Nieman Visualization Techniques for Contrast- Enhanced CT Angiography of Coronary Arteries Jean-Louis Sablayrolles and Pascal Giat CT Angiography for Assessment of Coronary Artery Anomalies Steffen C. Froehner, Matthias Wagner, Juergen Brunn, and Rainer R. Schmitt Multidetector-Row CT for Assessment of Kawasaki Disease Toru Sakuma and Kunihiko Fukuda Multidetector-Row CT of the Coronary Arteries for Planning of Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery Christopher Herzog, Selami Dogan, and Thomas J. Vogl CT Angiography for Assessment of Coronary Bypass Grafts Marcello De Santis Contrast-Enhanced Electron Beam CT and Multidetector-Row CT in the Evaluation of Coronary Stent Patency Heiko Pump, Stefan Mohlenkamp, Raimund Erbel, and Rainer Seibel CT Angiography for the Detection of Coronary Artery Stenosis Koen Nieman and Filippo Cademartiri Complementary Use of Coronaryshow more