Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Paperback | September 18, 2011

EditorEd Nicol, James Stirrup, Andrew D. Kelion

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Cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) has rapidly become an important imaging tool in cardiology, and is now a compulsory component of the core curriculum for cardiology in UK and Europe. It is a complex imaging modality, however, with many aspects to master: CT theory, image acquisition andanalysis, interpretation and reporting. This practical handbook is therefore essential reading for both training and reference for all cardiovascular CT users, including cardiologists, radiologists and radiographers, providing practical guidance on performing, analysing and interpretingcardiovascular CT scans in an accessible format.

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Cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) has rapidly become an important imaging tool in cardiology, and is now a compulsory component of the core curriculum for cardiology in UK and Europe. It is a complex imaging modality, however, with many aspects to master: CT theory, image acquisition andanalysis, interpretation and reporting. Thi...

Ed Nicol is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. He has wide experience in cardiovascular imaging including cardiovascular CT, MRI, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He was involved in establishing the clinical cardiovascular CT service at both...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:540 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.98 inPublished:September 18, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199572593

ISBN - 13:9780199572595

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Table of Contents

1. Development of cardiovascular CT2. Scanner components3. Technical principles of cardiovascular CT4. Beyond 64-slice CT5. Radiation physics, biology and protection6. Practical aspects7. Intravenous contrast media8. Scan protocols9. Difficult scenarios10. Image reconstructing and processing11. Sources of artefact12. Cross-sectional anatomy of the thorax13. The coronary arteries and cardiac veins14. Imaging atherosclerotic plaque15. Coronary stent imaging16. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) imaging17. Evaluation of ventricular and atrial function18. Ventricular pathology19. Evaluation of myocardial scarring and perfusion20. Evaluation of the left atrium and pulmonary veins21. Valve imaging22. Pericardial disease23. Congenital heart disease24. Non-cardiac findings on CCT25. Thoracic aortic imaging26. Pulmonary artery imaging27. Combined multi-vessel angiography28. Peripheral arterial imaging29. Systemic veins30. Guidelines, accreditation and certification31. Comparison of multimodality imaging