CT evaluation of coronary artery disease

by Pavone, P. (Paolo) ; Fioranelli, Massimo ; Dowe, David A .

Series: Springer .
Publisher: Milan : Springer, c2009

ISBN: 9788847011267; 8847011264; 8847011256 (paper); 9788847011250 (paper).

Subject(s): Angiocardiography | Heart — Radiography | Coronary heart disease — Diagnosis

Contents: Clinical anatomy of the coronary circulation / Massimo Fioranelli, Carlo Gonnella and Stefano Tonioni — Basic techniques in the acquisition of cardiac images with CT / Paolo Pavone — CT examination of the coronary arteries / Paolo Pavone — Image
reconstruction / Paolo Pavone — Coronary pathophysiology / Massimo Fioranelli, Chiara Lanzillo and Francesco Peverini — The atherosclerotic plaque /

Maddalena Piro, Sara di Michele and Massimo Fioranelli — Intravascular ultrasound: from gray-scale to
virtual histology / Fabrizio Clementi and Giuseppe M. Sangiorgi — Identification and characterization of the atherosclerotic plaque
using coronary CT angiography / Paolo Pavone and David A. Dowe — Coronary CT angiography: evaluation of stenosis and
occlusion / Paolo Pavone and Roberto Leo — Current strategies in cardiac surgery / Paolo Sordini — Coronary CT angiography:
evaluation of coronary artery bypass grafts / Marcello De Santis and Paolo Pavone — Coronary stents / Enrica Mariano and
Giuseppe M. Sangiorgi — CT angiography of coronary stents / Marcello De Santis and Paolo Pavone — X-ray exposure in coronary
CT angiography / Paolo Pavone — Use of MSCT scanning in the emergency-room evaluation of patients with chest pain / Giulio
Speciale and Vincenzo Pasceri — Current recommendations for coronary CT angiography / Massimo Fioranelli and Francesca
Sbandi — Prognostic value of coronary CT / Massimo Fioranelli and Antonio Lucifero.
Summary: Coronary CT angiography produces high-quality images of the coronary arteries, in addition to defining their location
and the extent of the atherosclerotic involvement. This book features CT imaging of the coronary arteries. It provides general
practitioners and cardiologists with a basic understanding of the technique.

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