CT Evaluation of Coronary Artery Disease

  • Paolo Pavone
  • Massimo Fioranelli
  • David A. Dowe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Massimo Fioranelli, Carlo Gonnella, Stefano Tonioni
    Pages 1-13
  3. Paolo Pavone
    Pages 25-35
  4. Paolo Pavone
    Pages 37-51
  5. Massimo Fioranelli, Chiara Lanzillo, Francesco Peverini
    Pages 53-57
  6. Maddalena Piro, Sara di Michele, Massimo Fioranelli
    Pages 59-65
  7. Fabrizio Clementi, Giuseppe M. Sangiorgi
    Pages 67-74
  8. Paolo Pavone, Roberto Leo
    Pages 85-101
  9. Paolo Sordini
    Pages 103-106
  10. Marcello De Santis, Paolo Pavone
    Pages 107-111
  11. Enrica Mariano, Giuseppe M. Sangiorgi
    Pages 113-128
  12. Marcello De Santis, Paolo Pavone
    Pages 129-132
  13. Paolo Pavone
    Pages 133-138
  14. Massimo Fioranelli, Francesca Sbandi
    Pages 147-151
  15. Massimo Fioranelli, Antonio Lucifero
    Pages 153-156
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 157-165

About this book

Introduction

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Western countries. In non-fatal cases, they are associated with a decreased quality of life as well as a substantial economic burden to society. Most sudden cardiac events are related to the complications of a non-stenosing marginal plaque. For this reason, the ability to properly identify the atherosclerotic plaque with a rapid, non-invasive technique is of utmost clinical interest in therapeutic planning. Coronary CT angiography produces high-quality images of the coronary arteries, in addition to defining their location and the extent of the atherosclerotic involvement. Proper knowledge of the equipment, adequate preparation of the patient, and accurate evaluation of the images are essential to obtaining a consistent clinical diagnosis in every case. With its clear and concise presentation of CT imaging of the coronary arteries, this volume provides general practitioners and cardiologists with a basic understanding of the technique. For radiologists with no direct experience in cardiac imaging, the book serves as an important source of information on coronary pathophysiology and anatomy.

Keywords

Bypass CT Evaluation IVUS Intravascular ultrasound Stent cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) diagnosis ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Paolo Pavone
    • 1
    • 2
  • Massimo Fioranelli
    • 3
  • David A. Dowe
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiology“Mater Dei” HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Cardiology“Mater Dei” Hospital Guglielmo Marconi UniversityRomeItaly
  4. 4.Atlantic Medical ImagingGallowayUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-1126-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Milan 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1125-0
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1126-7
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