Imaging coronary arteries [electronic resource] / David A. Dowe, Massimo Fioranelli, Paolo Pavone, editors ; in collaboration with Roberto Leo.

Milan ; Heidelberg : Springer, [2013]
1 online resource (xii, 261 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color

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Coronary arteries -- Radiography.
Medical subjects:
Coronary Artery Disease -- diagnosis.
Coronary Angiography.
Electronic books.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Western countries. In non-fatal cases, they are associated with a decreased quality of life as well as a substantial economic burden to society. Most sudden cardiac events are related to the complications of a non-stenosing marginal plaque. For this reason, the ability to properly identify the atherosclerotic plaque with rapid, non-invasive techniques is of utmost clinical interest in therapeutic planning. CT produces high-quality images of the coronary arteries, in addition to defining their location and the extent of the atherosclerotic involvement. Proper knowledge of the equipment, adequate preparation of the patient, and accurate evaluation of the images are essential to obtaining a consistent clinical diagnosis in every case. This new edition is enriched with dedicated chapters on intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), catheter angiography, and nuclear imaging, with limited discussions of theoretical techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Brief chapters will also be included that discuss percutaneous coronary artery procedures and coronary artery bypass surgery. Indications of when to use CCTA will be discussed, with comparison of these imaging techniques to each other. This volume provides general practitioners and cardiologists with a basic understanding of the imaging techniques. For radiologists with no direct experience in cardiac imaging, the book serves as an important source of information on coronary pathophysiology and anatomy.
Clinical anatomy of the coronary circulation
Basic techniques in the acquisition of cardiac images with CT
Examination of the coronary arteries
Image reconstruction
Coronary pathophysiology
Clinical classification of coronary artery disease : who should be treated?
Intravascular ultrasound : from gray-scale to virtual histology
Identification and characterization of the atherosclerotic plaque using coronary CT angiography
Coronary CT angiography : evaluation of stenosis and occlusion
Current strategies in cardiac surgery
Coronary CT angiography : evaluation of coronary artery bypass grafts
Coronary stents
CT angiography of coronary stents
X-ray exposure in coronary CT angiography
Optical coherence tomography in the cathlab
Triple rule out : the use of cardiac CT in the emergency room
Contraindications to coronary CT angiography
Prognostic value of coronary CT
Clinical cases.
"With a collection of clinical cases."
Revised edition of: CT evaluation of coronary artery disease / Paolo Pavone, Massimo Fioranelli, David A. Dowe. c2009.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Dowe, David A., editor of compilation.
Fioranelli, Massimo, editor of compilation.
Pavone, P. (Paolo), editor of compilation.
9788847026827 (electronic bk.)
8847026822 (electronic bk.)
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-88-470-2682-7 doi
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