Principles of Cardiac and Vascular Computed Tomography
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. Clinically oriented, practical information is presented in a consistent format that ensures finding everything is quick and easy, while high-quality images and online access combine to make this the one cardiovascular computed tomography resource that has it all.Table of Contents
- Access the fully searchable contents online at Expert Consult, along with an image library and videos of CTA procedures.
- Focused, clinically oriented, and practical information ensures you're equipped with the coverage that you need-from evidence-based CTA to determination of coronary calcium to noncoronary lesions.
- Instructions on how to and how not to perform cardiovascular computed tomography allow you to obtain the best image quality and avoid artifacts.
- High-quality images-many in color-reinforce the text and provide a clear visual understanding.
- Numerous tables with useful values and settings help you master probe settings and measurements.
- A consistent format makes for quick and easy reference.
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
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