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Multi-Slice and
Dual-Source CT in Cardiac Imaging

Principles, Protocols, Indications, Outlook
2nd edition
edited by
Bernd M. Ohnesorge

Multi-Slice and Dual-Source CT in Cardiac Imaging discusses the state-of-the-art developments in multi-slice CT for cardiac imaging as well as those that can be anticipated in the future. It is a comprehensive work that covers all aspects of this technology, from the technical fundamentals and image evaluation all the way to clinical indications and protocol recommendations.

This completely new second edition draws on the most recent clinical experience obtained with 16- and 64-slice CT scanners by world-leading experts from Europe and the United States.

Multi-Slice and Dual-Source CT in Cardiac Imaging also includes "hands-on" experience in the form of 10 representative clinical case studies, which are included on the accompanying CD. As a further highlight, the latest results of the very recently introduced dual-source CT are presented.



  • Basic principles of CT
  • Established imaging modalities for cardiac imaging
  • Clinical goals for CT in the diagnosis of cardiac and thoracic diseases
  • History and evolution of CT in cardiac imaging

Cardiac and cardio-thoracic anatomy in CT

  • Topography
  • Standard views
  • Coronary arteries and veins
  • Pericardium. Cardiac chambers
  • Cardiac valves
  • Great vessels

Multi-slice CT technology basics

  • Evolution from 1 to 64 slices
  • Principles of multi-slice CT system design
  • Multi-slice CT acquisition and reconstruction for whole-body imaging

Principles of multi-slice cardiac CT imaging

  • Basic performance requirements for CT imaging of the heart
  • CT imaging with optimized temporal resolution: The principle of half-scan reconstruction
  • Prospectively ECG-triggered multi-slice CT
  • Retrospectively ECG-gated multi-slice CT
  • Synchronization to the ECG and cardiac motion
  • Radiation exposure considerations

Clinical examination protocols with 4- to 64-slice CT

  • Quantification of coronary artery calcification
  • CT angiography of the cardiac anatomy and the coronary arteries
  • Cardiac function imaging
  • Cardio-thoracic examination protocols

Image visualization and postprocessing techniques

  • Trans-axial image slices
  • Multi-planar reformation (MPR)
  • Maximum intensity projection (MIP)
  • Volume rendering technique (VRT)
  • Vessel segmentation and vessel analysis
  • Four-dimensional visualization and functional parameter assessment
  • Myocardial perfusion evaluation
  • Quantification of coronary calcification

Clinical Indications

  • Current and future clinical potentials
  • Risk assessment with coronary artery calcium screening
  • Detection and exclusion of coronary artery stenosis
  • Assessment and interpretation of atherosclerotic coronary plaque
  • Coronary CT angiography in patients with chest pain
  • Evaluation of coronary artery bypass grafts
  • Patency control of coronary stents
  • Evaluation of the coronary anomaly, fistula, aneurysm, and dissection
  • Diagnosis of congenital heart disease in adults and children
  • Evaluation of ventricular function parameters
  • Imaging and diagnosis of cardiac valves
  • Visualization of cardiac tumors and masses
  • Imaging of the pulmonary veins in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Potential of myocardial perfusion and viability studies
  • Cardio-thoracic multi-slice CT in the emergency department

Future technical developments in cardiac CT

  • Limitations and pitfalls with today’s multi-slice CT
  • A future for electron beam CT?
  • Future possibilities with area detector CT
  • New frontiers with dual-source CT


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Multi-Slice and Dual-Source CT in Cardiac Imaging
Principles, Protocols, Indications, Outlook
2nd edition
edited by Bernd M. Ohnesorge

2007 • 369 pages • Book + CD • $228.00 + shipping
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