By Marc Dewey (auth.)
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) has turn into a hugely actual diagnostic modality that maintains to draw expanding consciousness. This greatly illustrated booklet goals to help the reader in integrating cardiac CT into day-by-day scientific perform, whereas additionally reviewing its present technical prestige and functions. transparent tips is equipped at the functionality and interpretation of imaging utilizing the newest know-how, which bargains better assurance, larger spatial solution, and speedier imaging whereas additionally offering useful information regarding cardiac ailments. the categorical positive factors of scanners from all 4 major owners, together with those who have only in the near past turn into on hand, are provided. one of the wide variety of purposes and concerns mentioned are coronary calcium scoring, coronary artery skip grafts, stents, and anomalies, cardiac valves and serve as, congenital and bought middle disorder, and radiation publicity. Upcoming medical makes use of of cardiac CT, comparable to hybrid imaging, guidance and follow-up after valve alternative, electrophysiology purposes, myocardial perfusion and fractional circulate reserve evaluation, and plaque imaging, also are explored.