Obtaining and interpreting images of the heart is critical to the successful management of any cardiac disorders. Several imaging modalities are used to help cardiologists correctly diagnose these disorders and initiate the most appropriate form of treatment.Since the first publication of this book, the use of cardiovascular CT imaging has increase
Introduction to cardiovascular MDCT imaging. CT perspective of normal cardiovascular anatomy. Cardiac chambers. Central venous and pulmonary venous return. Aorta. Coronary arteries. Extracardiac structures: lungs and mediastinum. Technical aspects of multi-detector computed tomography. Data acquisition. Image reformation and interpretation. Clinical cardiovascular applications. Cardiomyopathies. Other cardiac and myocardial conditions. Pericardial disease. Valvular heart disease. CT Planning and guidance for transcatheter interventions. Coronary arterial and venous disease. Coronary artery disease. Myocardial stress/rest perfusion. Coronary veins and coronary sinus. Pulmonary circulation. Pulmonary artery. Pulmonary veins. Aortic disease. Aortic disease. Peripheral artery disease. Peripheral artery disease. Cardiac masses. Adult congenital heart disease. Cardiac chambers and myocardium. Pericardial disease. Valvular heart disease. Coronary arteries. Coronary veins and coronary sinus. Pulmonary veins. Aortic disease. Arteriovenous shunt defects. References. Index.