Principles of Cardiac and Vascular Computed Tomography


  • Stuart Hutchison, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FSCMR, FSCCT, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Departments of Cardiac Sciences, Medicine and Radiology, University of Calgary; Director of Echocardiography, Foothills Medical Centre and Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Naeem Merchant, MD FRCP(C), Clinical Professor of Medicine, Departments of Cardiac Sciences, Medicine, and Radiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Principles of Cardiac and Vascular Computed Tomography has everything you need to successfully obtain and interpret CT and CTA images. Stuart J. Hutchison-a premier cardiac imaging specialist-explains the dos and don’ts of CCT so you get the best images and avoid artifacts. Get only the coverage-from evidence-based CTA to noncoronary lesions-you need with clinically oriented, practical information presented in a consistent format that makes finding everything quick and easy. High-quality images and access to the full text and more online at make this the one cardiovascular computed tomography resource that has it all.
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Book information

  • Published: August 2014
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-0407-5

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Overview of the Process, Exclusions and Risks, and Preparation

3 Radiation and Radiation Risk

4 Contrast Enhancement

5 Noise and Artifacts

6 CT Coronary Angiography

7 CTA Assessment of Coronary Artery Stents

8 CTA Assessment of Saphenous Vein Grafts and Internal Thoracic (Mammary) Arteries

9 Coronary Artery Anomalies of Origin and Course

10 Coronary Artery Anomalies of Termination: Fistulae and Arteriovenous Malformations

11 Coronary Artery Aneurysms

12 Coronary Artery Dissections

13 Coronary Ostial and Left Main Stem Lesions, Spasm, and Thrombus

14 Determination of Coronary Calcium

15 Pericardial Diseases

16 Assessment of Native Cardiac Valves

17 Assessment of Prosthetic Heart Valves

18 Assessment of Infective Endocarditis and Valvular Tumors

19 Assessment of Left Ventricular Function, Infarction, Perfusion, and Viability

20 Assessment of Left Ventricular Structural Abnormalities

21 Myopathies

22 Electrophysiologic Applications of Cardiac CT

23 Cardiac and Paracardiac Masses

24 Simple Congenital Heart Disease

25 Assessment of Complex and Repaired Congenital Heart Disease

26 Aortic Diseases

27 Assessment of Peripheral Vascular Diseases

28 Pulmonary Embolism and Other Pulmonary Artery Lesions

29 Caval Anatomy: Variants and Lesions

30 Noncoronary/Noncardiac Lesions