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By Arthur E. Stillman, Richard D. White, Paul Schoenhagen MD FAHA, Carl J. Schultz MD, Sandra S. Halliburton

Based on advances in scanner and software program expertise, cardiovascular imaging with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is constructing into an enormous scientific diagnostic device for cardiac disease.

Combining the in-depth assurance of a textual content with the diagnostic application of a handbook, this excellent consultant presents an easy advent to the foundations of MDCT for cardiovascular functions from the viewpoint of the CT technologist in addition to the clinician.

Detailed and crucial studying, Cardiac CT Made Easy:

  • contains plenty of chosen photos
  • focuses on scientific manifestations of illness, diagnostic standards and recommendations for administration
  • reviews significant anti-arrhythmic medications and new brokers entering use
  • discusses scientific functions compared to different imaging modalities, hence clarifying the strengths and the constraints of CT within the review of particular medical problems
  • explores present typical functions akin to imaging of the aorta, in addition to rising parts together with coronary artery imaging.

Practical and completely brand new, this is often a tremendous ebook for cardiovascular clinicians and technologists utilizing CT imaging know-how, cardiac experts and nurses, and imaging physicists. 

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There is wall thickening of the homograft extending into the proximal segments of the re-implanted coronary arteries, compatible with inflammatory material. A pseudoaneurysm originates from the anterior left aspect of the left ventricular outflow tract below the aortic valve level (arrows, Figure 44). The cavity lies on the left side of the homograft and extends up to the level of the left main coronary artery ostium. 8 cm in systole. This appears to be the cause of systolic coronary compression of the left main coronary artery and proximal LAD coronary artery, which are draped around the cavity.

Sensitivities ranging from 75 to 85% and specificities from 76 to 99% were reported for the assessment of coronary stenosis > 50%. Studies using 16-slice systems, and most recently 64-slice scanners, report improved visualization with a lower percentage of poorly assessable segments and higher sensitivity and specificity124–127 (Case 3: Figures 33–35; Case 4: Figures 36–39). 3 (Figures 17 and 18). Because of the high negative predictive value, CTA is suitable for clinical situations in which the exclusion of significant proximal disease is required.

Blood cultures were negative. Because of the proximity of the mass to the coronary ostia, invasive coronary angiography was deemed unsafe, and the patient underwent MDCT angiography before planned aortic valve surgery. The scan confirmed the mobile soft tissue mass on the undersurface of the aortic valve at the commissure between the non-coronary and left coronary cusps (arrow, Figure 61). The CT angiogram demonstrated three-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD). Figure 62 shows calcified and non-calcified atherosclerotic plaque in the proximal LAD, which was associated with > 50% stenosis (arrow).

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