By Bernd M. Ohnesorge, Thomas G. Flohr, Christoph R. Becker, Andreas Knez, Maximilian F Reiser
Cardiac ailments, and specifically coronary artery affliction, are the best reason behind dying and morbidity in industrialized nations. the improvement of non-invasive imaging strategies for the guts and the coronary arteries has been thought of a key aspect in enhancing sufferer care. A leap forward in cardiac imaging utilizing CT happened in 1998, with the advent of multi-slice computed tomography (CT). given that then, extraordinary advances in functionality have taken position with scanners that gather as much as sixty four slices according to rotation. This booklet discusses the cutting-edge advancements in multi-slice CT for cardiac imaging in addition to those who should be expected sooner or later. It serves as a entire paintings that covers all features of this know-how, from the technical basics and picture evaluate all of the solution to medical symptoms and protocol thoughts. This absolutely remodeled moment version attracts at the latest medical event received with sixteen- and 64-slice CT scanners via world-leading specialists from Europe and the U.S.. it's also "hands-on" adventure within the type of 10 consultant medical case reviews, that are incorporated at the accompanying CD. As one more spotlight, the newest result of the very lately brought dual-source CT, that could quickly symbolize the CT know-how of selection for cardiac purposes, are awarded. This ebook won't in basic terms persuade the reader that multi-slice cardiac CT has arrived in scientific perform, it's going to additionally make an important contribution to the schooling of radiologists, cardiologists, technologists, and physicists—whether beginners, skilled clients, or researchers.