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Cardiac CT


  • Provides clear guidance on the performance and interpretation of cardiac CT, with a view to assisting the reader in integrating the modality into daily practice

  • Describes the specific features of the most recent scanners from all four main vendors

  • Discusses upcoming clinical applications such as plaque imaging and functional assessment

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    • B. Hamm
    Pages 1-1
  3. Anatomy

    • M. Dewey, L. J. M. Kroft
    Pages 13-28
  4. Cardiac CT in Clinical Practice

    • K. Nieman
    Pages 33-41
  5. Clinical Indications

    • M. Dewey
    Pages 43-52
  6. Patient Preparation

    • M. Dewey
    Pages 53-57
  7. Physics Background and Radiation Exposure

    • J. Geleijns, M. Dewey
    Pages 59-71
  8. Examination and Reconstruction

    • M. Dewey
    Pages 73-92
  9. Toshiba Aquilion 64 and Aquilion ONE

    • E. Zimmermann
    Pages 93-109
  10. Siemens Somatom Sensation and Definition

    • C. Klessen, K. Anders
    Pages 111-121
  11. Philips Brilliance 64 and Ict

    • O. Klass, M. Jeltsch, M. H. K. Hoffmann
    Pages 123-129
  12. General Electric Light Speed VCT and Discovery CT750HD

    • L. Lehmkuhl, E. Martuscelli
    Pages 131-141
  13. Reading and Reporting

    • L. J. M. Kroft, M. Dewey
    Pages 143-170
  14. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts

    • E. Martuscelli
    Pages 171-178
  15. Coronary Artery Stents

    • K. Anders
    Pages 179-190
  16. Coronary Artery Plaques

    • P. Schoenhagen, H. Niinuma, T. Gerber, M. Dewey
    Pages 191-200
  17. Cardiac Function

    • F. Wolf, G. Feuchtner
    Pages 201-216
  18. Cardiac Valves

    • G. Feuchtner
    Pages 217-230

About this book

Computed tomography of the heart has become a highly accurate diagnostic modality that is attracting increasing attention. This extensively illustrated book aims to assist the reader in integrating cardiac CT into daily clinical practice, while also reviewing its current technical status and applications. Clear guidance is provided on the performance and interpretation of imaging using the latest technology, which offers greater coverage, better spatial resolution, and faster imaging. The specific features of scanners from all four main vendors, including those that have only recently become available, are presented. Among the wide range of applications and issues to be discussed are coronary artery bypass grafts, stents, plaques, and anomalies, cardiac valves, congenital and acquired heart disease, and radiation exposure. Upcoming clinical uses of cardiac CT, such as plaque imaging and functional assessment, are also explored.


  • Computed Tomography
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Arteries
  • Imaging
  • Radiology


From the reviews:

“This book is impressive. In the text, one will find all possible information on the use of computed tomography (CT) in cardiac coronary and congenital heart disease evaluation. … Up-dated recommended reading lists are to be found at the end of each chapter. This is a book to be treasured by the radiologists and cardiologist who discover a mint of wise and precise information in their daily practice.” (Giampiero Beluffi, La radiologia medica, Vol. 118, 2013)

“This book focuses on how to integrate cardiac computed tomography (CT) into routine practice. … The text is intended for radiologists, cardiologists, and any physician interested in cardiac imaging–from the novice looking for an introduction to the field to the practitioner seeking a well-balanced instructional textbook and overview. … The text is well organized and easy to read. … I highly recommend Marc Dewey’s Cardiac CT as a valuable addition to the bookshelf of the practicing cardiac imager.” (David O. Griffith, Radiology, Vol. 263 (1), April, 2012)

“This book is a most welcome addition to recent publications on the subject. As an increasing number of radiologists and hospitals start to take up the challenges of establishing and running a cardiac CT service, this book should provide invaluable assistance. … The book is well-organised and leads the reader through a practical approach to establishing a cardiac CT service and should prove valuable to radiologists and radiographers. … this is an essential part of the CT library.” (John Giles, RAD Magazine, January, 2012)

“Cardiac CT comprises 333 pages and is divided into 21 concise chapters … . illustrated with ‘best of the best’ images … . When the reader follows the text and figures in tandem, the experience is similar to being in a lecture hall with an outstanding professor who delivers content in a clear, meaningful way. … highly recommended for all physicians interested in cardiac imaging, from the novice looking for an introduction to the field, to the practitioner seeking a well-balanced instructional textbook and overview.” (Stephen Fleet, Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Vol. 5, 2011)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Radiologie, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Marc Dewey

About the author

Dr. Marc Dewey has published more than 50 papers on noninvasive cardiac imaging over the last five years. Among them are landmark papers published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a reviewer for over 20 journals among them the Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, and The Lancet and received the highest scientific award of the German Röntgen Society – the Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Preis. Dr. Dewey’s team is well known for the cardiac imaging workshops held at the Charité in Berlin and he is a renowned speaker on cardiac imaging. Experts for the scanners of all four vendors such as Dr. Katharina Anders, Dr. Martin K. Hoffmann, Dr. Eugenio Martuscelli, and Dr. Elke Zimmermann contributed to the corresponding chapters of “Cardiac CT”. The second edition again focuses on cardiac CT in clinical practice and features newly edited chapters about radiation exposure, coronary artery stents, bypass grafts, coronary anomalies, and congenital heart disease. Also, upcoming clinical applications of cardiac CT, for instance plaque imaging and functional assessment, are covered by experts such as Dr. Paul Schoenhagen und Dr. Gudrun Feuchtner.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Cardiac CT

  • Authors: Marc Dewey

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-14022-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 333

  • Number of Illustrations: 108 b/w illustrations, 162 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Radiology, Cardiology, Internal Medicine

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-14022-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout