2nd Edition

Cardiac CT Made Easy
An Introduction to Cardiovascular Multidetector Computed Tomography, Second Edition

ISBN 9781482214215
Published April 15, 2014 by CRC Press
390 Pages 425 Color Illustrations

USD $89.95

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Book Description

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 increased exponentially. Revised and updated, Cardiac CT Made Easy: An Introduction to Cardiovascular Multidetector Computed Tomography, Second Edition* captures these advances in CT scanner technology and clinical experience. For the first time, this new edition includes online access to imaging video clips.

Combining the expertise of leading cardiovascular imaging groups in North America, Europe, and Asia, this second edition continues to serve as a comprehensive introduction to the field. It focuses on the principles of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for cardiovascular applications, practical aspects of scan acquisition and interpretation, clinical indications and imaging protocols, and clinical findings of common cardiovascular disease conditions. The book is an essential resource for those new to the field and a trustworthy reference for those needing answers to specific questions or looking to update their knowledge.

*Now includes an identical eBook version from VitalSource with access to video material

Table of Contents

Introduction to cardiovascular MDCT imaging
CT perspective of normal cardiovascular anatomy
Cardiac chambers
Central venous and pulmonary venous return
Coronary arteries
Extracardiac structures: lungs and mediastinum
Technical aspects of multi-detector computed tomography
Data acquisition
Image reformation and interpretation
Clinical cardiovascular applications
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

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"An impressive number of images illustrate well the authors' descriptions. In addition to the fantastic images, the book is enhanced by the descriptions of advances in the field of cardiac CT as well as the future directions and potential uses for this technology … The text is concise and well focused, making it easier to navigate the book and achieve a comprehensive understanding."
—Evan S. Jacobs, MD for Doody's Review Service