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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About the authors

Stuart Hutchison

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Departments of Cardiac Sciences, Medicine, and Radiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada