The heart can be visualized in gross form on any standard chest computed tomography (CT), but for detailed evaluation of cardiac anatomy exacting specifications of scanner hardware and software must be in place because: the heart is continually in motion, the structures of interest (i.e., coronary arteries) are small, and their curvilinear course requires multiplanar reformatting for analysis.
- Cardiac Compute Tomography
- High Pitch
- Entire Heart
- Multiplanar Reformat
- Dual Energy Compute Tomography
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Weigold, W.G. (2010). Cardiovascular Computed Tomography: Current and Future Scanning System Design. In: Budoff, M., Shinbane, J. (eds) Cardiac CT Imaging. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-650-2_2
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