Computed tomography (CT) is seen increasingly to play a pivotal role in cardiovascular imaging, although a relatively new imaging technique compared to traditional methods of angiography.
The flexibility, availability and clinical robustness of CT allows a comprehensive assessment of the patient's vasculature that can be matched only by more risky invasive procedures.
The concept applies to all vascular regions of the human body, but, in particular, cardiac CT angiography is viewed as the potential modality of choice for primary cardiovascular risk stratification.
This book presents the reader with a thorough grounding in the basics of cardiac CT, with particular reference to coronary artery disease.
It is primarily a practical guide, reviewing basic techniques, optimization, data handling and reporting.
The atlas is grounded firmly in a clinical context, comprehensively illustrated throughout and using detailed case studies to demonstrate the role of cardiac CT in a wide variety of clinical settings.
This atlas is an essential reference for the hospital radiology department and for the trainee.