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    Marc Dewey.
    Summary: Cardiac computed tomography (CT) has become a highly accurate diagnostic modality that continues to attract increasing attention. This extensively illustrated book aims to assist the reader in integrating cardiac CT into daily clinical practice, while also reviewing its current technical status and applications. Clear guidance is provided on the performance and interpretation of imaging using the latest technology, which offers greater coverage, better spatial resolution, and faster imaging while also providing functional information about cardiac diseases. The specific features of scanners from all four main vendors, including those that have only recently become available, are presented. Among the wide range of applications and issues discussed are coronary calcium scoring, coronary artery bypass grafts, stents, and anomalies, cardiac valves and function, congenital and acquired heart disease, and radiation exposure. Upcoming clinical uses of cardiac CT, such as hybrid imaging, preparation and follow-up after valve replacement, electrophysiology applications, myocardial perfusion and fractional flow reserve assessment, and plaque imaging, are also explored.

    Contents:
    Introduction
    Technical and Personnel Requirements
    Anatomy
    Cardiac CT in Clinical Practice
    Clinical Indications
    Patient Preparation
    Physics Background and Radiation Exposure
    Examination and Reconstruction
    Examinations on Different CT Scanners
    Reading and Reporting
    Coronary Artery Calcium
    Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
    Coronary Artery Stents
    Coronary Artery Plaques
    Cardiac Function
    Cardiac Valves
    Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions
    Pulmonic Valve Implantation, Mitral Valve Repair, and Left Atrial Appendage Closure
    Myocardial Perfusion and Fractional Flow Reserve
    Hybrid Imaging
    Electrophysiology Interventions
    Coronary Artery Anomalies
    Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease
    Typical Clinical Examples
    Results of Clinical Studies
    Outlook.
    Digital Access Springer 2014