Multidetector Computed Tomography in Cerebrovascular Disease: CT Perfusion Imaging focuses on anatomy and procedural strategy for perfusion CT imaging in clinical neurology and cerebrovascular disease. This text-atlas combines pictures and schematic diagrams to show how this new modality can be used to assess anatomy and guide therapeutic interventions.
Beginning with an introductory section discussing the state of the art and background support (including software) related to the technique, the book then reviews applications in managing stroke, thrombosis and tumors. It concludes with a section that evaluates the utility of perfusion CT in comparison with other modalities such as MRI.
A comprehensive introduction to further clinical applications of a newly established technology, this volume demonstrates the utility of the technique and covers all relevant theory necessary for its implementation.
Table of Contents
1. Cerebral Perfusion Computed Tomography: An historical perspective - K.A. Miles, A.E Miles 2a. Scientific Basis and Validation - Ting-Yim Lee 2b. Implementing Deconvolution Analysis for Perfusion CT - Ting-Yim Lee, Blake Murphy 3. Image Acquisition and Contrast Enhancement Protocols for Perfusion CT - K.A. Miles 4. Image Processing - Ting-Yim Lee, Blake Murphy, Xiaogang Chen, Ken Miles 5. Cerebrovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology - K.A. Miles, D. Menon 6. Diagnosis of Acute Stroke - Matthias Koenig 7. Selection of Stroke Patients for Acute Treatment Using Perfusion-Computed Tomography (PCT) and Computed Tomography-Angiography (CTA) - Max Wintermark, Marc Reichhart, Patrik Michel, Julien Bogousslavsky 8. Vasospasm After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Utility of Perfusion-CT and CT-Angiography on Diagnosis and Management - Max Wintermark, Michael Bynevelt 9. Practical Approach to CT Perfusion Scan Analysis for the Physician - James Eastwood, Susan Kealey 10. Combining Perfusion CT with CT Angiography - Matthias Koenig 11. Comparison with other Imaging Techniques - M. Wintermark, K.A. Miles
"The book has been written by some of the most knowledgeable people in the field of CT perfusion, and this applies to every chapter. Many of the authors are prolific in the cerebral CT perfusion literature. … well written and highly relevant."