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Principles of Cardiac and Vascular Computed Tomography

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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 make this the one cardiovascular computed tomography resource that has it all.

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Key Features

    • Access the fully searchable contents online at, along with an image library and videos of CTA procedures.
    • Get only the coverage that you need-from evidence-based CTA to determination of coronary calcium to noncoronary lesions-from focused, clinically oriented, and practical information.
    • Obtain the best image quality and avoid artifacts through instructions on how to and how not to perform cardiovascular computed tomography.
    • Gain a clear visual understanding through high-quality images-many in color-that reinforce the quality of information in the text.
    • Master probe settings and measurements using numerous tables with useful values and settings.
    • Find information easily thanks to a consistent format.

Published Reviews

    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

Author Information

    By Stuart J. Hutchison, MD, FRCPC, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FSCMR, FSCCT, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director of Echocardiography, Foothills Medical Centre and Libin Cardiovascular Institute, Departments of Cardiac Sciences, Medicine and Radiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Naeem Merchant, MD FRCP(C), Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, Clinical Professor, Department of Cardiac Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • 568 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 1/2 X 10 7/16 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-0407-5
  • Copyright: 2015