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Cardiac CT Imaging

Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Matthew J. Budoff
  • Jerold S. Shinbane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Overview

  3. Coronary Artery Calcium

  4. CT Coronary Angiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 78-78
    2. Jerold S. Shinbane, Songshao Mao, Matthew J. Budoff
      Pages 79-89
    3. Stephan Achenbach
      Pages 99-116
    4. Axel Schmermund, Annett Magedanz, Marco J. M. Schmidt, Thomas Schlosser, Thomas Voigtländer
      Pages 117-123
  5. CT Angiography Assessment for Cardiac Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 126-126
    2. Joao A. C. Lima, Ilan Gottlieb
      Pages 147-151
    3. Michael D. Shapiro, Ammar Sarwar, Khurram Nasir
      Pages 153-158
    4. Javier Sanz, Leticia Fernández-Friera, Mario J. García
      Pages 159-167
    5. Jabi E. Shriki, Patrick M. Colletti, William D. Boswell Jr
      Pages 169-185

About this book


The comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular structure and function with computed tomography (CT) has progressed at an astounding rate due to advances in scanning technology and image processing. Given the growing importance of cardiovascular CT, this book collates all relevant imaging findings and presents them in a clinically relevant and practical manner appropriate for the spectrum of physicians who diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. The chapters have been written by an internationally renowned group of contributing authors and present discussion and images which characterize the full spectrum of cardiovascular CT.


Angiography Cardiac CT Cardiac Imaging Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Congenital Heart Disease Coronary Artery Disease Imaging Techniques Multislice CT Tomography Vascular Disease cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) diagnosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew J. Budoff
    • 1
  • Jerold S. Shinbane
    • 2
  1. 1.Los Angeles Biomedical Res. Institute, Dept. CardiologyHarbor-UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA
  2. 2.Keck School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews of the second edition:

Hamid Afshar, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation) reviewing on

"This text is intended as a comprehensive reference for cardiac CT imaging, and is written by preeminent leaders in the field. This book collates all relevant imaging findings of the use of cardiovascular CT and presents them in a clinically relevant and practical manner. This book highlights, in a systematic approach, the basic concepts and the utilization of CT in a wide array of the possible diagnoses such as evaluating coronary arteries, myocardium, peripheral arteries, pulmonary veins, aorta, pericardium and cardiac masses. The editors succeed in providing a comprehensive and well illustrated review of Cardiac CT and it's utilization in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. The book proves that Cardiac CT has not only arrived but has become a very valuable diagnostic tool. This book is an excellent addition to the library of cardiologist, radiologist and vascular medicine physicians.

"Weighted Numerical Score: 92 - 4 Stars!"

“The Springer Cardiac CT Imaging App provides the user with a complete series of CT orientation images taken in each plane: axial, sagittal, and coronal. It also provides a series of coronary artery calcium images. All are designed to assist the cardiac CT user orientate themselves to the anatomy of the heart. The images have been supplied by an experienced set of contributing authors and are designed to assist the cardiac CT user orientate themselves to the anatomy of the heart images.” (BMA Medical Book Awards, September, 2011)