Dual-Energy CT in Cardiovascular Imaging

  • Patricia M. Carrascosa
  • Ricardo C. Cury
  • Mario J. García
  • Jonathon A. Leipsic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Physical Implementation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia M. Carrascosa, Mario J. Garcia, Ricardo C. Cury, Jonathon A. Leipsic
      Pages 3-9
    3. Thomas Flohr, Bernhard Schmidt
      Pages 11-32
    4. Prabhakar Rajiah, Sandra Halliburton
      Pages 33-44
    5. Aaron So, Ting-Yim Lee
      Pages 45-60
  3. Vascular System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Carlos Capuñay, Alejandro Deviggiano
      Pages 63-77
    3. Reade De Leacy, Lawrence Tanenbaum
      Pages 79-93
    4. Felix G. Meinel, Long Jiang Zhang, Aleksander W. Krazinski, U. Joseph Schoepf
      Pages 95-112
    5. Mukta Agrawal, Manuel Patino, Dushyant V. Sahani, Abraham C. Thomas
      Pages 113-128
    6. Stefan L. Zimmerman, Elliot K. Fishman
      Pages 129-148
  4. Cardiac Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Darra T. Murphy, Shalan Alaamri
      Pages 151-172
    3. Gastón A. Rodriguez-Granillo, Patricia M. Carrascosa, Mario J. García
      Pages 173-193
    4. Patricia M. Carrascosa, Ricardo C. Cury
      Pages 195-230
    5. Cameron Hague, Rekha Raju, Julian Winchman
      Pages 231-246
  5. Miscellaneous

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Yogesh Thakur, Patrick McLaughlin, Savvas Nicolaou, John Mayo
      Pages 249-258
    3. Kelly Branch, Shalin Patel
      Pages 259-267

About this book


This book focuses on the rapidly developing and promising novel applications of Dual Energy CT (DECT) in cardiovascular medicine. Although developed many years ago, DECT represents the newest significant advancement in the field of computed tomography, the clinical utility of which has recently expanded as many new applications have been developed. In the field of cardiovascular medicine, DECT has been applied for purposes such as the evaluation of myocardial ischemia, myocardial viability and atherosclerotic plaque characterization.


As the first book of its kind, Dual-Energy CT in Cardiovascular Imaging contains practical and clinically relevant information on the protocols used that provide precise quantification of coronary artery stenosis using either different monochromatic levels or material decomposition, reduction of beam hardening artifacts in perfusion studies and optimizing endovenous contrast, among others. It is therefore a valuable read for residents, fellows and practicing clinicians in cardiac imaging and cardiology.


CT Angiography Cardiac CT Dual energy CT Myocardial CT Perfusion Non-invasive cardiovascular imaging Spectral Imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia M. Carrascosa
    • 1
  • Ricardo C. Cury
    • 2
  • Mario J. García
    • 3
  • Jonathon A. Leipsic
    • 4
  1. 1.Diagnostico MaipúBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute and Baptist Health South FloridaMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Montefiore Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Providence Health CareVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21227-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21226-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21227-2
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