1st Edition

Multi-Detector CT Imaging Handbook, Two Volume Set

    1272 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book covers the engineering and clinical benefits in diagnosis of human pathologies, including the protocols and potential of advanced tomography scanning with very high quality CT images. With contributions from world-class experts, the book examines all aspects of CT technologies related to neck-brain, cardiovascular systems, thorax, abdomen and GI system, pelvis and urinary system, and musculoskeletal system. It also provides coverage of CAD applications to CT along with a discussion of the potential dangers of CT in terms of over-radiation, particularly related to children.

    General Principles: Principles of CT

    Principles of CT perfusion, CT angiography, CT urography, and HRCT

    Use and application of contrast material

    Post-processing techniques in CT

    Radiation dose

    Computer-aided detection principles for physician

    Neck-Brain: Pathology of the head

    Pathology of neck (from infection to neoplasm)

    Neoplasm of the brain

    Degenerative disease of the brain and aging brain

    Infective disease of the brain

    Traumatic disease of the skull and brain

    Cardiovascular System: Coronary artery pathology

    Imaging of the heart

    Pathologies of the pericardium

    Pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension

    Carotid arteries and Circle of Willis (including aneurysms)

    CT angiography of aorta (including thoracic) and splanchnic vessels

    CT angiography of lower leg and arms

    CT venography

    CAD system applied to vascular systems

    Thorax: Trachea and bronchi

    Infective pathology of the lung

    Degenerative pathology of the lung

    Pulmonary neoplasm of the lung

    Pleura, thoracic wall, and diaphragm

    Pulmonary lung CAD systems

    Abdomen and GI System: Liver

    Biliary system



    Adrenal glands

    Pathologies of the stomach and small intestines


    Abdominal wall

    Pathologies of the colon and rectum

    Post traumatic and post-surgical abdomen

    CAD applied to gastrointestinal system

    Pelvis and Urinary System: Kidney and ureters

    Bladder and urethra

    Male pelvis: prostate, seminal vesicles, and testes

    Female pelvis: uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and vagina

    Musculoskeletal System: Degenerative disease of the spine

    Inflammatory disease of the spine

    Neoplasms of the spine

    Sacrum-iliac pathology

    Leg and arm

    Pathology of the muscles

    Special Applications: Pediatric application

    Dual source CT: tissue characterization

    CAD Applications to CT: CAD CT Lung Application

    CAT CT Vascular Application.


    Luca Saba (University of Cagliari, Italy) (Edited by) , Jasjit S. Suri (Global Biomedical Technologies, Inc., Roseville, USA) (Edited by)

    "Today it is difficult to find a book on CT imaging that provides an introduction into state of the art multi-detector CT technology as well as an in-depth description of normal anatomy and disease of all body structures. Residents in radiology and general radiologists will find everything they need for optimizing their CT protocols and the interpretation of CT images. The authors support their statements by references to recently published papers, which makes this book a good starting point for further expansion of knowledge and skills."
    –Aad van der Lugt, Erasmus Mc University Medical Center Rotterdam, Netherlands

    "The authors managed to provide a comprehensive and detailed radiology text book. …I particularly appreciated the imaging techniques descriptions; deep understanding of the technique is essential for imaging interpretation in today’s practice."
    ––Lorenzo Mannelli, University of Washington, Seattle, USA