By Marc Dewey (auth.)
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) has turn into a hugely actual diagnostic modality that keeps to draw expanding recognition. This largely illustrated e-book goals to aid the reader in integrating cardiac CT into day-by-day scientific perform, whereas additionally reviewing its present technical prestige and functions. transparent counsel is equipped at the functionality and interpretation of imaging utilizing the newest know-how, which deals better insurance, higher spatial solution, and speedier imaging whereas additionally supplying practical information regarding cardiac illnesses. the categorical positive aspects of scanners from all 4 major owners, together with those who have only in the near past turn into to be had, are provided. one of the wide selection of functions and matters mentioned are coronary calcium scoring, coronary artery skip grafts, stents, and anomalies, cardiac valves and serve as, congenital and bought center ailment, and radiation publicity. Upcoming scientific makes use of of cardiac CT, equivalent to hybrid imaging, coaching and follow-up after valve substitute, electrophysiology functions, myocardial perfusion and fractional circulation reserve evaluate, and plaque imaging, also are explored.
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12 and 20) is an important appropriate indication. There is good evidence that CT allows highly accurate assessment of both the native coronaries and the bypass grafts in a single examination. , distance of sternum to bypass) can be detected prior to operation There are as yet no results from studies in larger patient populations Assessment of cardiac tumors CT has high spatial resolution and best allows assessment of calciﬁcations MRI does not require radiation exposure and due to better soft tissue contrast enables better diﬀerentiation of certain tumor types Suspected pericardial disease Excellent depiction of calciﬁed pericarditis (“armored heart”) and pericardial eﬀusion CT provides only limited functional information MRI and echocardiography yield good results without radiation exposure native coronary arteries in patients after bypass grafting are not as easily assessed as are the bypasses themselves (Chap.
Cardiac CT by Marc Dewey (auth.)