By Bernd M. Ohnesorge, Thomas G. Flohr, Christoph R. Becker, Andreas Knez, Maximilian F Reiser
Cardiac illnesses, and particularly coronary artery ailment, are the top explanation for dying and morbidity in industrialized international locations. the improvement of non-invasive imaging strategies for the guts and the coronary arteries has been thought of a key point in enhancing sufferer care. A step forward in cardiac imaging utilizing CT happened in 1998, with the advent of multi-slice computed tomography (CT). considering the fact that then, outstanding advances in functionality have taken position with scanners that collect as much as sixty four slices in keeping with rotation. This ebook discusses the cutting-edge advancements in multi-slice CT for cardiac imaging in addition to those who could be expected sooner or later. It serves as a complete paintings that covers all facets of this expertise, from the technical basics and picture review all of the solution to medical symptoms and protocol concepts. This totally remodeled moment variation attracts at the newest scientific event got with sixteen- and 64-slice CT scanners by means of world-leading specialists from Europe and the us. it's also "hands-on" event within the type of 10 consultant medical case reviews, that are integrated at the accompanying CD. As one more spotlight, the newest result of the very lately brought dual-source CT, that may quickly signify the CT expertise of selection for cardiac functions, are awarded. This booklet won't in simple terms persuade the reader that multi-slice cardiac CT has arrived in medical perform, it is going to additionally make an important contribution to the schooling of radiologists, cardiologists, technologists, and physicists—whether novices, skilled clients, or researchers.