© 2005 – CRC Press
304 pages | 31 Color Illus. | 310 B/W Illus.
Based on advances in scanner and software technology, cardiovascular imaging with Multi-Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT) is developing into an important clinical diagnostic tool. Combining the in-depth coverage of a text with the diagnostic utility of a manual, this book provides an introduction to the principles of MDCT for cardiovascular applications and provides detailed description of clinical findings. The book is accompanied by a CD that provides an additional series of movie clips illustrating selected findings.
Contents: 1. Introduction 1.1. Impact of CT development on cardiovascular applications 2. Cardiovascular multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) 2.1. Technical aspects of scan acquisition 2.1.1. Current and future scanner systems 2.1.2. ECG referencing 2.1.3. Acquisition mode 2.1.4. Special image reconstruction to improve temporal resolution 2.1.5. Radiation exposure and tube current modulation 2.1.6. Contrast media 2.1.7. Control of heart rate: beta-blocker 2.1.8 Control of vessel tone: nitroglycerin 2.1.9. Imaging protocols 2.2. Image reconstruction and interpretation 2.2.1. The axial CT image 2.2.2. Two-dimensional reformation 2.2.3. Three-dimensional reformation 2.2.4. Four-dimensional reconstruction: dynamic imaging 2.2.5. Image artifacts 3. The normal heart 4. Clinical cardiovascular indications 4.1. Acquired cardiovascular diseases 4.1.1. Cardiac chambers and myocardium arrythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) 4.1.2. Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease 4.1.3. Coronary veins and coronary sinus 4.1.4. Pericardial disease 4.1.5. Cardiac masses 4.1.6. Valvular heart disease 4.1.7. Aortic disease 4.1.8. Pulmonary circulation 4.1.9. Peripheral arterial disease 4.2. Adult congenital heart disease 4.2.1. Cardiac chambers and myocardium 4.2.2. Coronary arteries 4.2.3. Coronary veins and coronary sinus 4.2.4. Pericardial disease 4.2.5. Valvular heart disease 4.2.6. Aortic disease 4.2.7. Pulmonary circulation 4.2.8 Arteriovenous shunt defects 4.2.9 Anomalous central venous return 5. Conclusion 6. Appendixes