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Multi-slice CT in Cardiac Imaging

Technical Principles, Clinical Application and Future Developments

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Bernd M. Ohnesorge, Christoph R. Becker, Thomas G. Flohr, Maximilian F. Reiser
    Pages 1-2
  3. Bernd M. Ohnesorge, Christoph R. Becker, Thomas G. Flohr, Maximilian F. Reiser
    Pages 3-13
  4. Bernd M. Ohnesorge, Christoph R. Becker, Thomas G. Flohr, Maximilian F. Reiser
    Pages 15-22
  5. Bernd M. Ohnesorge, Christoph R. Becker, Thomas G. Flohr, Maximilian F. Reiser
    Pages 23-59
  6. Bernd M. Ohnesorge, Christoph R. Becker, Thomas G. Flohr, Maximilian F. Reiser
    Pages 61-95
  7. Bernd M. Ohnesorge, Christoph R. Becker, Thomas G. Flohr, Maximilian F. Reiser
    Pages 97-109
  8. Bernd M. Ohnesorge, Christoph R. Becker, Thomas G. Flohr, Maximilian F. Reiser
    Pages 111-112
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 113-120

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

cardiac CT cardiac function cardiac imaging cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) coronary artery disease coronary imaging diagnosis electrocardiogram (ECG) heart multi-slice CT post-processing radiation tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernd M. Ohnesorge
    • 1
  • Christoph R. Becker
    • 2
  • Thomas G. Flohr
    • 3
  • Maximilian F. Reiser
    • 2
  1. 1.Division CTSiemens Medical SolutionsForchheimGermany
  2. 2.Department of Clinical RadiologyUniversity of Munich, Klinikum GrosshadernMunichGermany
  3. 3.Division CT, Department CTC CFSiemens Medical SolutionsForchheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05069-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42966-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05069-9
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