Acquire a thorough understanding of cardiac imaging!
"I believe radiologists, cardiologists, and clinicians, as well as trainees, will find The Complete Guide to Cardiac CT to be an indispensible tool for learning the subject matter....It is practical in approach,but is solidly grounded in evidence-based medicinewith a comprehensive review of the literature and timelyreferences. The textbook provides an ideal resource for thecardiac imager and serves as an exceptional reference toolfor understanding the anatomy and disease processes of theheart and coronary circulatory systems."--Theresa C. McLoud, MD, Dept. of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School (from the foreword)
Based on the popular review courses of educator and radiologist Dr. Simeon Abramson, The Complete Guide to Cardiac CT is a timely, hands-on learning tool—one that will help you master every important aspect of cardiac CT, from acquisition to interpretation. This unique guide translates complex concepts and topics into understandable, relevant subject matter and includes contributions from international leaders in cardiac CT.
Designed for the practical, day-to-day application of cardiac CT, the text also serves as a comprehensive visual resource more than 1000 laser-precise images and illustrations, all of which reflect the latest clinical acumen and cardiac imaging technology. FEATURES
- Focuses on the recognition, identification, and comprehension of heart and coronary circulatory pathology
- Valuable to clinicians at any experience level
- Logical 4-part organization consists of:
Technology section that encompasses coronary CT angiography technique, radiation concepts, and successful application of radiation dose reduction tools—-plus a detailed review of strategies for overcoming suboptimal examinations, complete with case examples.
Coronary Arteries section that thoroughly examines plaque detection and characterization, stenosis assessment, stents and bypass grafts, and assessment of coronary artery anomalies.
Beyond the Coronary Arteries details cardiac CT anatomy; myocardial, pericardial and valvular pathology; electrophysiology applications; and congenital heart disease in both pediatric and adult populations.
Controversial topics focuses on the utilization of cardiac CT in the acute setting, institution of the triple rule-out protocol, and anatomic versus physiologic imaging with Rubidium PET/CT/
- Helpful pedagogy includes numerous tables, diagrams, figures, and illustrations