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Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Imaging

Physics and Technology, 1st Edition

Edited by Carlo Cavedon, Stephen Rudin

CRC Press

470 pages | 29 Color Illus. | 300 B/W Illus.

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Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Imaging: Physics and Technology explains the underlying physical and technical principles behind a range of cardiovascular and neurovascular imaging modalities, including radiography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Examining this interdisciplinary branch of medical imaging from academic, clinical, and industrial perspectives, this comprehensive book:

  • Covers each major imaging modality as well as special applications, time-resolved techniques, and image-guided therapies
  • Discusses image quality and accuracy, radiation safety and dosimetry, and image formation and analysis
  • Explores current and future trends in vascular imaging procedures and technologies

Featuring chapters authored by field experts, Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Imaging: Physics and Technology combines the latest information on the physics and technology of cardiovascular and neurovascular imaging under one cover, providing students, professionals, and researchers with a single, state-of-the-art reference.

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Physics of Vascular Imaging

Stephen Rudin and Carlo Cavedon

Neurovascular Imaging: State of the Art and Clinical Challenges

Alberto Beltramello and Giuseppe Kenneth Ricciardi

Cardiovascular Imaging: State of the Art and Clinical Challenges

Filippo Cademartiri, Cesare Mantini, and Erica Maffei


Physics and Technology of X-Ray Angiography

Stephen Rudin and Daniel R. Bednarek

Physics and Technology of CT Angiography

Michael D. Silver

Physics and Technology of MR Angiography

Octavia Bane, Parmede Vakil and Timothy J. Carroll

Carotid Ultrasound Imaging: Physics, Technology, and Applications

Kai Erik Thomenius

Cardiovascular Imaging with Nuclear Medicine Techniques

Piotr J. Slomka, Robert deKemp, and Guido Germano

Morphological Imaging of the Heart

George C. Kagadis, Stavros Spiliopoulos, Konstantinos Katsanos, Periklis Davlouros, and Dimitris Karnabatidis


Cone-Beam CT for Vascular Imaging

Lei Zhu and Rebecca Fahrig

Digital Techniques with a Nonstandard Beam Geometry

Michael Van Lysel and Michael Speidel

Dual-Energy and Multienergy Techniques in Vascular Imaging

Adam S. Wang, Scott S. Hsieh, and Norbert J. Pelc

Special Detectors for Digital Angiography, Microangiography, and Micro ROI CBCT

Stephen Rudin, Amit Jain, and Daniel R. Bednarek

Advanced Image Reconstruction in Cardiovascular Imaging

Pascal Thériault-Lauzier and Guang-Hong Chen

Assessment of Plaque Features in Atherosclerosis: Quantification of Coronary Calcium

Robert C. Detrano and Sabee Molloi


Motion Control in Cardiovascular Imaging

Michael Grass and Dirk Schäfer

Time-Resolved Neurovascular 2D X-Ray Imaging

Ciprian N. Ionita

Perfusion 3D Imaging in Cardiac and Neurologic Applications

Arun Ganguly

Flow Imaging with MRI

J. Negahdar, Mo Kadbi, and Amir Amini

Physics and Engineering Principles of Fluid Dynamics

Giovanni Puppini and Gabriele Meliadò

Computational Fluid Dynamics: Current Techniques and Future Perspectives

Juan R. Cebral


Vascular Imaging for Image-Guided Interventions

Andrew Kuhls-Gilcrist

Angiography for Radiosurgery and Radiation Therapy

Carlo Cavedon and Joseph Stancanello


Dosimetric Techniques in Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Imaging

Daniel R. Bednarek

Patient Dose Control in Fluoroscopically Guided Interventions

Daniel R. Bednarek

Radiation Protection of Staff and Patients in Cardiovascular and Neurovascular Imaging

Renato Padovani, Madan Rehani, Eliseo Vano, and Carlo Cavedon


Current and Future Trends

Stephen Rudin

About the Editors

Dr. Carlo Cavedon is director of the Medical Physics Unit at University Hospital of Verona in Italy, where he also serves as chief radiation safety officer. His scientific and professional interests cover image-guided interventions, image-guided radiation therapy and radiosurgery, quantitative techniques in MRI and metabolic imaging, 4D techniques in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, Monte Carlo simulation, small-field radiation dosimetry, and radiation safety. He has been serving as professor of medical physics at the Universities of Verona, Padova, and Trieste in Italy since 1998. He is a full member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), a scientific committee member of the Italian Association of Medical Physics (AIFM), and an active member of several other scientific societies, including the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO). Dr. Cavedon has authored more than 150 publications and is frequently invited to speak at national and international meetings. He was an editorial board member of the journal Medical Physics from January 2005 to December 2013 and is currently a senior associate editor.

Stephen Rudin, Ph.D, is director of the Radiation Physics Division, Department of Radiology at the University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York (SUNY), USA, where he also serves as SUNY distinguished professor. He is the founding director of the Medical Physics Graduate Program at UB, a founding co-director of the UB-Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center, and the radiation safety officer at the Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Rudin is a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), is certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Health Physics, serves on the board of editors of the journal Medical Physics, and is a member of 12 professional societies. He has authored more than 400 publications and won numerous awards and honors in the fields of medical imaging, image-guided endovascular interventions, and radiation safety. Dr. Rudin’s research is supported by grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Toshiba Corporation.

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Imaging in Medical Diagnosis and Therapy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Oncology
SCIENCE / Physics