Multi-slice and dual-source CT in cardiac imaging : principles, protocols, indications, outlook /

Preface to the Second Edition Despite worldwide efforts to assess and control cardiovascular risk factors, cardiac diseases and in particular coronary artery disease (CAD) are still the foremost causes of death in the developed countries of Western Europe, North America and Asia and are becoming inc...

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Other Authors: Ohnesorge, Bernd M.
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2007.
Edition:2nd ed.
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Summary:Preface to the Second Edition Despite worldwide efforts to assess and control cardiovascular risk factors, cardiac diseases and in particular coronary artery disease (CAD) are still the foremost causes of death in the developed countries of Western Europe, North America and Asia and are becoming increasingly common in Eastern Europe and the developing world (Deanfield 2001). Approximately one in five deaths is currently related to cardiac disease in Europe and the US. Nearly 500,000 deaths caused by CAD are reported every year in the US, over 600,000 in Europe, 170,000 of these in Germany alon.

This book 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 covering all aspects of this technology from the technical fundamentals to clinical indications and protocol recommendations. This second edition draws on the most recent clinical experience obtained with 16- and 64-slice CT scanners by world-leading experts. The book also has chapters on area-detector CT and the brand new dual-source CT.

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Physical Description:1 online resource (xviii, 369 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9783540495468
3540495460
3540255230 (alk. paper)
9783540255239 (alk. paper)