Multi-slice and Dual-source CT in Cardiac Imaging

Principles — Protocols — Indications — Outlook

  • Bernd M. Ohnesorge
  • Thomas G. Flohr
  • Christoph R. Becker
  • Andreas Knez
  • Maximilian F. Reiser

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Invasive coronary imaging

    1. Bernd Ohnesorge
      Pages 1-22
  3. Coronary anatomy

    1. Roman Fischbach
      Pages 23-39
  4. Technical aspects of cardiovascular and cardiac diagnosis with CT

    1. Thomas Flohr, Bernd Ohnesorge
      Pages 41-69
  5. Technical Aspects and Applications of Fast Multislice Cardiac CT

    1. Bernd Ohnesorge, Thomas Flohr
      Pages 71-126
  6. Clinical Examination Protocols with 4- to 64-Slice CT

  7. Computed tomography of the coronary arteries

    1. Thomas Flohr, Bernd Ohnesorge
      Pages 151-177
  8. Clinical Indications

    1. C. Becker, A. Knez
      Pages 179-191
    2. K. Nieman, N. Mollet, F. Cademartiri, P. De Feyter
      Pages 205-213
    3. A. Küttner, S. Schröder
      Pages 224-231
    4. A. Küttner, A. Kopp
      Pages 232-238
    5. K. Nieman, N. Mollet, F. Cadamartiri, P. de Feyter
      Pages 239-244
    6. K. -U. Jürgens, R. Fischbach
      Pages 266-280
    7. J. Willmann
      Pages 281-287
    8. B. Wintersperger
      Pages 288-295

About this book


Preface to the Second Edition Despite worldwide efforts to assess and control cardiovascular risk factors, cardiac diseases and in particular coronary artery disease (CAD) are still the foremost causes of death in the developed countries of Western Europe, North America and Asia and are becoming increasingly common in Eastern Europe and the developing world (Deanfield 2001). Approximately one in five deaths is currently related to cardiac disease in Europe and the US. Nearly 500,000 deaths caused by CAD are reported every year in the US, over 600,000 in Europe, 170,000 of these in Germany alone. Over 12 million US citizens have a history of CAD, while every year 1. 1 million US and 300,000 German citizens suffer a coronary attack and more than 40% will die as a result of these attacks. Every second patient dies without prior symptoms and, in most cases, myocardial infarction occurs without warning. Once a blockage of the coronary arteries has occurred, death may ensue within a few minutes, even before hospitalization is possible. These alarming statistics highlight an acute need for tools to diagnose cardiac and coronary artery disease. Presently, the gold-standard mod- ity for diagnosis of CAD is invasive selective coronary angiography. More than 2.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Bernd M. Ohnesorge
    • 1
  • Thomas G. Flohr
    • 2
  • Christoph R. Becker
    • 3
  • Andreas Knez
    • 4
  • Maximilian F. Reiser
    • 3
  1. 1.BeijingP.R. China
  2. 2.Division CTForchheimGermany
  3. 3.Department of Clinical RadiologyUniversity of Munich, Klinikum GrosshadernMunichGermany
  4. 4.Department of CardiologyUniversity of Munich, Klinikum GrosshadernMunichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25523-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49546-8
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