Principles of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography: Expert Consult: Online and Print

Author: Stuart J. Hutchison


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  • ISBN: 9781437704075
  • Author: Stuart J. Hutchison
  • Publ Date: 2014-08-28
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  • Pages: 568
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13590

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


"Principles of Cardiac and Vascular Computed Tomography" has everything you need to successfully obtain and interpret CT and CTA images. Stuart J. Hutchison - a premier cardiac imaging specialist - explains the dos and don'ts of CCT so you get the best images and avoid artifacts. Get only the coverage - from evidence-based CTA to noncoronary lesions - you need with clinically oriented, practical information presented in a consistent format that makes finding everything quick and easy. High-quality images and access to the full text and more online at the associated website make this the one cardiovascular computed tomography resource that has it all.


This book provides the guidance and expertise you the student or practicing cardiologist needs to get high-quality images of the heart and the vessels in order to properly diagnose disease. It gives you the various do's and don'ts in getting and interpreting cardiac computed tomography scans (CCTs), written by two cardiac imaging specialists.One outstanding feature of this book is its immense number and clarity of the images. Some are black-and-white, while others are two-color or multi-color. Most of the pages contain at least one image and some of them have as many as a dozen. In the captions, you will also find detailed descriptions of the conditions depicted in the photos.This is an excellent book on the subject of cardiac and vascular CT. Nano Khilnani


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