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Cardiac CT Made Easy: An Introduction to Cardiovascular by Arthur E. Stillman, Richard D. White, Paul Schoenhagen MD

By Arthur E. Stillman, Richard D. White, Paul Schoenhagen MD FAHA, Carl J. Schultz MD, Sandra S. Halliburton

Based on advances in scanner and software program know-how, cardiovascular imaging with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is constructing into a big scientific diagnostic device for cardiac disease.

Combining the in-depth assurance of a textual content with the diagnostic application of a guide, this really good consultant presents an easy advent to the rules of MDCT for cardiovascular functions from the point of view of the CT technologist in addition to the clinician.

Detailed and crucial interpreting, Cardiac CT Made Easy:

  • contains lots of chosen photographs
  • focuses on medical manifestations of illness, diagnostic standards and innovations for administration
  • reviews significant anti-arrhythmic medicines and new brokers getting into use
  • discusses medical purposes compared to different imaging modalities, hence clarifying the strengths and the restrictions of CT within the evaluate of particular scientific problems
  • explores present usual purposes corresponding to imaging of the aorta, in addition to rising components together with coronary artery imaging.

Practical and completely modern, this can be a tremendous booklet for cardiovascular clinicians and technologists utilizing CT imaging know-how, cardiac experts and nurses, and imaging physicists. 

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Benign masses of the left ventricle have similar characteristics. Additional MRI is often utilized for further characterization (Figure 86). There is a wide variety of primary and secondary malignant cardiac tumors. Signs of malignancy which can be assessed with CT include infiltration of adjacent Figure 81 Pericardial cyst Pericardial cyst over the left ventricular apex (arrow). 7 cm). The mass is non-calcified and homogeneous and shows no evidence of enhancement, most consistent with a myxoma.

The CT angiogram demonstrated three-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD). Figure 62 shows calcified and non-calcified atherosclerotic plaque in the proximal LAD, which was associated with > 50% stenosis (arrow). In addition, patency of the left internal mammary artery was demonstrated (lower panel). The patient underwent open-heart surgery, with removal of the aortic valve mass and repair of the aortic valve. Intraoperatively, a large, friable mass originating at the commissure between the non- and left coronary cusps was found.

Qxp 11/8/2006 8:49 PM Page 31 CLINICAL CARDIOVASCULAR APPLICATIONS 31 Case 5 A patient with equivocal stress test results and suspected atherosclerotic disease of the left main coronary artery was referred for further evaluation. The cardiac CT (right upper panel) shows ostial narrowing with suspected atherosclerotic plaque accumulation. Cardiac catheterization (left upper panel) confirmed ostial stenosis of the left main coronary artery. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) showed ostial atherosclerotic plaque with mild, 30% cross-sectional narrowing.

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