Principles of Cardiac and Vascular Computed Tomography

1st Edition


  • Stuart Hutchison
  • Naeem Merchant
  • Key Features

    • Access the fully searchable contents online at Expert Consult, along with an image library and videos of CTA procedures.
    • Focused, clinically oriented, and practical information ensures you're equipped with the coverage that you need—from evidence-based CTA to determination of coronary calcium to noncoronary lesions.
    • Instructions on how to and how not to perform cardiovascular computed tomography allow you to obtain the best image quality and avoid artifacts.
    • High-quality images—many in color—reinforce the text and provide a clear visual understanding.
    • Numerous tables with useful values and settings help you master probe settings and measurements.
    • A consistent format makes for quick and easy reference.

    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


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