Integrated Cardiothoracic Imaging with MDCT by Albert L. BaertIntegrated Cardiothoracic Imaging with MDCT by Albert L. Baert

Integrated Cardiothoracic Imaging with MDCT

Foreword byAlbert L. BaertEditorMartine Rémy-Jardin, Jacques Remy

Paperback | October 7, 2010

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The development of fast scanning techniques and ultrahigh temporal resolution, which can be employed for both ECG-gated and nongated examinations of the chest, has made integrated cardiothoracic imaging a reality. This timely, well-illustrated book, written by recognized experts in the field, addresses the diverse areas of this subject. The first and second parts discuss the technological background and the cardiac and coronary artery anatomy and physiology, while the third part examines heart-lung physiological and therapeutic interactions. The fourth part, which forms the main body of the book, examines in detail the various clinical applications of integrated cardiothoracic imaging, including cardiac complications of thoracic disorders, thoracic consequences of cardiac diseases, ambiguous symptomatology, and asymptomatic cardiac diseases. A principal aim of the book is to demonstrate that general radiologists can participate in screening for cardiac and coronary artery lesions in at-risk populations scanned owing to respiratory symptoms.
Title:Integrated Cardiothoracic Imaging with MDCTFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 10.63 × 7.6 × 0 inPublished:October 7, 2010Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642091466

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Table of Contents

Part I : Technological Approach to C.T.I.: From 16 Slices to Nowadays.- Cardiac Gating.- Cardiac Post-Processing.- Contrast Medium Utilization.- Dose Reduction.- Acquisition Protocols.- Part II: Anatomical and Physiological Approach to C.T.I.: Cardiac and Coronary Artery Anatomy and Physiology.- Part III: Heart-Lung Interactions: Physiological Interactions.- Therapeutic Interactions.- Part IV: Medical Applications of Integrated Cardiothoracic Imaging: Cardiac Complications of Thoracic Disorders: Diseases of the Pulmonary Circulation.- COPD: Lung and Heart Comorbidity.-Immunologic Lung Diseases.- Sleep Apnea Syndromes.- Thoracic Consequences of Cardiac Diseases: Consequences of Cardiac Diseases on the Lung, Bronchi, Pleura and Lymph Nodes.- MDCT Management of Ambiguous Symptoms: Evaluation of Chest Pain, Hemoptysis and Dyspnea.- Evaluation of Asymptomatic Cardiac Diseases: Lesions of Proximal Coronary Arteries.- Myocardial Infarction.- Aortic Bicuspidia, Silent Ductus Arterious.- Cardiac Calcifications.- Left Superior Vena Cava - Vertical Vein.- Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return.- Pulmonary Valvular Stenosis.- Right-to-Left Shunts.- Diseases of the Pericardium: MDCT Evaluation of Congenital and Acquired Diseases of the Pericardium.- Lung Perfusion: MDCT Evaluation of Lung Perfusion: Clinical Perspectives.- Miscellaneous: PE from Cardiac Origin .- Pectus Excavatum and the Heart.- Diseases Developing Coronaro-Bronchial Anastomoses.- Thoracic Surgery and Asymptomatic Coronary Artery Disease.- Subject Index.- List of Contributors.

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From the reviews:"In this . text, the authors take a comprehensive look at the 'development of fast scanning techniques' as a means to examine the chest for abnormality and disease. . which speaks to clinician, radiologist and researcher with equal dexterity." (The Electric Review, May, 2009)"This outstanding book explores another frontier of MDCT imaging, especially the widespread application of this radiological technique in the screening for cardiac and coronary artery lesions in at-risk patients who undergo MDCT due to respiratory symptoms. For both general and chest radiologists the book is of high importance. . In general, the book has managed to fill a gap especially for the clinical evaluation of clinical questions in the integrated cardiothoracic imaging approach. We wish the book all the success it deserves."­­­ (Th. J. Vogl, European Radiology, Vol. 21, 2011)