Multi-slice CT in Cardiac Imaging Technical Principles, Clinical Application and Future Developments

Cardiac diseases and in particular coronary artery disease are the leading cause of death and morbidity in the industrialized countries. The development of reliable cardiac imaging techniques is considered a key issue in improving patient care. The introduction of multi-slice computed tomography in...

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Main Authors: Ohnesorge, Bernd M., Becker, Christoph R. (Author), Flohr, Thomas G. (Author), Reiser, Maximilian F. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2002, 2002
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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505 0 |a Clinical goals of CT imaging for the diagnosis of cardiac diseases. Established modalities for cardiac imaging. The evolution of mechanical CT and electron beam CT -- Overview of multi-slice CT technology. Basis of multi-slice spiral CT. Multi-slice CT system design. Multi-slice spiral acquisition and reconstruction for general purpose imaging. Image visualization and postprocessing techniques in cardiovascular applications -- Basic performance requirements for CT imaging of the heart. Prospective multi-slice ECG triggering. Retrospective multi-slice ECG gating. ECG synchronization strategies. ECG-gated spiral imaging with increased volume speed. Clinical examination protocols. Radiation exposure -- Quantification of coronary artery calcification. CT angiographic cardiac volume imaging and diagnosis of CAD. Imaging of cardiac function. ECG-synchronized thoracic imaging -- Future developments 
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520 |a Cardiac diseases and in particular coronary artery disease are the leading cause of death and morbidity in the industrialized countries. The development of reliable cardiac imaging techniques is considered a key issue in improving patient care. The introduction of multi-slice computed tomography in 1998 represented a breakthrough of CT technology in cardiac imaging. For the first time, widely available CT systems can be used for non-invasive, angiographic assessment of the heart and the coronary arteries. This book presents and discusses the technical concepts, the potential spectrum of applications and the future perspectives of multi-slice CT in cardiac imaging based on the experience of internationally leading clinical institutions. It shows that this new modality has the potential to become an important and robust tool for non-invasive and early diagnosis of cardiac diseases, thus complementing invasive and non-invasive imaging modalities in clinical routine in the near future