CT Imaging of Myocardial Perfusion and Viability

Beyond Structure and Function

  • U. Joseph Schoepf
  • Fabian Bamberg
  • Balazs Ruzsics
  • Rozemarijn Vliegenthart
  • Gorka Bastarrika

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. John W. Nance Jr.
    Pages 3-21
  3. Daniele Marin, Tobias J. Heye, Daniel T. Boll
    Pages 57-63
  4. Donya A. Al-Hassan, Amr M. Ajlan, Jonathon Leipsic
    Pages 103-110
  5. Gorka Bastarrika, Lucas L. Geyer, U. Joseph Schoepf
    Pages 111-124
  6. Teruhito Mochizuki, Akira Kurata, Teruhito Kido
    Pages 125-132
  7. Ullrich Ebersberger, Justin R. Silverman, Young Jun Cho, Lucas L. Geyer
    Pages 145-151
  8. Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Daniel Lubbers
    Pages 155-171
  9. Felix G. Meinel, Justin R. Silverman
    Pages 227-229
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 231-240

About this book


The rapid evolution in cardiac computed tomography during the past decade has improved spatial and temporal resolution to the extent that cardiac CT is now an accepted alternative for the non-invasive interrogation of the heart. Beyond the assessment of cardiac structure and ventricular function, recent research has identified yet another promising CT application for the comprehensive diagnosis of coronary heart disease, namely the assessment of myocardial perfusion and viability.

In this book, the first to be devoted to this novel application of CT, leading experts from across the world present up-to-date information and consider future directions. After short sections outlining the state of the art in the traditional applications of CT to image structure and function, the full range of CT techniques that may be employed to evaluate the myocardial blood supply are discussed in detail. Similarly, diverse CT approaches for the assessment of myocardial viability are described, with careful consideration of the available experimental and clinical evidence and the role of quantitative imaging.


Computed tomography Coronary artery disease Ischemic heart disease Myocardial perfusion Myocardial viability

Editors and affiliations

  • U. Joseph Schoepf
    • 1
  • Fabian Bamberg
    • 2
  • Balazs Ruzsics
    • 3
  • Rozemarijn Vliegenthart
    • 4
  • Gorka Bastarrika
    • 5
  1. 1.Center for Advanced Imaging Research (CAIR)Medical University of South Carolina Dept. RadiologyCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Ludwig-Maximilians-University MunichMunichGermany
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyRoyal Liverpool and Broadgreen UniversitLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.University Medical Center Groningen Center for Medical ImagingGroningenThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreCardiothoracic Imaging Division, Department of Medical ImagingTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33878-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33879-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-4187
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