Clinical Cardiac CT: Anatomy and Function [NOOK Book]

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Praise for the First Edition:Well written, well organized [and] easy to read...provides everything that a physician would need to know in order to include cardiac CT in his or her practice...this book was a pleasure to read.--RadiologyWith a special emphasis on the complementary nature of anatomic and functional cardiac data, Clinical Cardiac CT: Anatomy and Function -- now in a lavishly illustrated Second Edition -- ensures physicians develop the skills they need to interpret cardiac CT images with ...
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Overview

Praise for the First Edition:Well written, well organized [and] easy to read...provides everything that a physician would need to know in order to include cardiac CT in his or her practice...this book was a pleasure to read.--RadiologyWith a special emphasis on the complementary nature of anatomic and functional cardiac data, Clinical Cardiac CT: Anatomy and Function -- now in a lavishly illustrated Second Edition -- ensures physicians develop the skills they need to interpret cardiac CT images with confidence.This volume begins with a brief introduction to the essentials of CT technique, normal cardiac anatomy, and anatomic anomalies. The expert authors then discuss the clinical application of cardiac CT for risk stratification, how to evaluate coronary artery disease, and the preoperative planning for and postoperative assessment of percutaneous cardiac procedures, including coronary stents and bypass grafts. Features
  • Entirely new chapters address evaluation of the thoracic aorta, congenital heart disease in the adult, triple rule-out CT angiography, and the latest innovations in cardiac CT
  • 1,157 high-resolution CT images -- including over 500 images that are new to this edition -- demonstrate the full range of normal cardiac variations and pathologic findings
  • An accompanying DVD contains 3-D displays of anatomic relationships and cine clips of more than 200 cases that demonstrate cardiac function and valve evaluation
  • New information on frontier techniques, including myocardial perfusion and targeted contrast agents
  • This highly visual reference is a must-have for anyone involved in performing or interpreting cardiac CT images. It is an essential resource for radiologists, cardiologists, or cardiothoracic surgeons, as well as for residents or fellows preparing for Boards or a cardiac imaging rotation.
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From The Critics
Reviewer:Lisa Diethelm, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description:The author uses the term text-atlas to describe this book, accurately emphasizing the strength of the illustrations which are used to display coronary and cardiac structures and diseases.
Purpose:The author summarizes his purpose as to provide "a didactic tutorial to optimize CT technique" with "CT case material that reflects the full spectrum of normal variations and pathologic findingsā€¦seen in an adult cardiology practice." The book is focused and clearly written and the illustrations are excellent. It achieves the author's purpose.
Audience:The text, illustrations, and case material function well together and are particularly useful to practicing radiologists who wish to start a cardiac CT program or to refine a preexisting program. The emphasis is on image acquisition, issues of data processing, and image interpretation. Physiology is not strongly emphasized, so the book is directed more toward radiologists than to clinical cardiologists.
Features:The book emphasizes practical elements of imaging of coronary arteries, stents, bypass grafts, native and prosthetic valves. Calcium scoring, ablation therapy for arrhythmia, and surgical remodeling of the LV are specifically addressed but not investigated in depth. The accompanying DVD contains much case material presented in cine loops, which is useful for learning to judge myocardial motion and valve function -- a process more familiar to echocardiographers than to radiologists. LV noncompaction and takotsubo cardiomyopathy are not addressed and, admittedly, these are uncommonentities but examples and brief discussion would be useful to radiologists studying for examinations and needing to recognize them should they arise in the course of clinical practice. The DVD display requires a screen matrix of at least 1024 x 768; at this resolution, those with presbyopia may find the text of the legends smaller than is entirely comfortable. The publisher could have improved the situation by presenting the DVD's table of contents as a drop-down menu, and harvested the additional screen area for a more generous font.
Assessment:This practical book will be particularly useful to radiologists experienced in noncardiac CT who wish to start or improve a cardiac CT program. Although not as extensive in its scope as Gerber et al.'s Computed Tomography of the Cardiovascular System (informa Healthcare/Taylor & Francis, 2007), the clarity and brevity of this book make it a welcome introduction to the topic. As such, it is accessible to radiology residents and fellows. The accompanying DVD is particularly valuable in learning to assess myocardial motion and valve function.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604063776
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 1/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • File size: 32 MB
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Meet the Author

Ethan Halpern, Professor and Vice Chairman of Radiology, Director, Cardiac CT, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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