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Cardiac CT Imaging

Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Matthew J. Budoff
  • Jerold S. Shinbane
  • Stephan Achenbach
  • Paolo Raggi
  • John A. Rumberger
  • Brand new reference in cardiovascular CT

  • Lavishly illustrated

  • Contains information on new imaging technologies including 64-slice cardiac CT

  • Includes use of CT in peripheral cardiovascular imaging


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Matthew J. Budoff
    Pages 1-18
  3. Songshou Mao, Jerold S. Shinbane
    Pages 19-25
  4. Philip H. Tseng, Matthew J. Budoff
    Pages 27-40
  5. David M. Shavelle, Junichiro Takasu
    Pages 107-122
  6. Stephan Achenbach
    Pages 123-133
  7. Axel Schmermund, Stefan Möhlenkamp, Thomas Schlosser, Raimund Erbel
    Pages 135-145
  8. Khurram Nasir, Matthew J. Budoff
    Pages 173-190
  9. Matthew J. Budoff
    Pages 191-203
  10. Jerold S. Shinbane, Patrick M. Colletti, Gerald M. Pohost
    Pages 205-220
  11. Jamil AboulHosn, Ronald J. Oudiz
    Pages 221-238
  12. Daniel S. Berman, Rory Hachamovitch, Leslee J. Shaw, Guido Germano, Nathan D. Wong, Alan Rozanski
    Pages 239-259
  13. Jerold S. Shinbane, Matthew J. Budoff
    Pages 261-274
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 275-281

About this book


CT has long been considered an accurate technique in the assessment of cardiac structure and function, but advances in computing power and scanning technology have resulted in its increasing popularity. It is particularly useful in evaluating the myocardium, coronary arteries, pulmonary veins, thoracic aorta, pericardium, and cardiac masses, such as thrombus of the left atrial appendage. Given this wide array of possible diagnoses and the speed at which scans can be performed, it is becoming even more attractive as an advanced, cost-effective and integral part of patient evaluation.

Given this growing importance to the practising cardiologist worldwide, this book collates all relevant imaging findings of the use of cardiac CT and presents them in a clinically relevant and practical manner appropriate for residents and fellows in both cardiology and radiology. The images have been supplied by an internationally renowned set of contributing authors and represent the full spectrum of cardiac CT imaging. As ever increasing numbers of clinicians have access to cardiac CT scanners, this book provides all the relevant information to those wanting to diagnose patients using this modality.


Angiography Cardiac CT Cardiac Imaging Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Congenital Heart Disease Coronary Artery Disease Imaging Techniques Multislice CT Tomography Vascular Disease cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) diagnosis radiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew J. Budoff
    • 1
  • Jerold S. Shinbane
    • 2
  • Stephan Achenbach
    • 3
  • Paolo Raggi
    • 4
  • John A. Rumberger
    • 5
  1. 1.Los Angeles Biomedical Research, Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterTorranceUSA
  2. 2.Division of Cardiovascular MedicineUniversity of Southern California, Keck School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Department of Internal Medicine IIUniversity of ErlangenErlangenGermany
  4. 4.Department of CardiologyTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  5. 5.Cardiovascular DiseaseThe Ohio State UniversityDublinUSA

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Hamid Afshar, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation) reviewing on

"This text is intended as a comprehensive reference for cardiac CT imaging, and is written by preeminent leaders in the field. This book collates all relevant imaging findings of the use of cardiovascular CT and presents them in a clinically relevant and practical manner. This book highlights, in a systematic approach, the basic concepts and the utilization of CT in a wide array of the possible diagnoses such as evaluating coronary arteries, myocardium, peripheral arteries, pulmonary veins, aorta, pericardium and cardiac masses. The editors succeed in providing a comprehensive and well illustrated review of Cardiac CT and it's utilization in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. The book proves that Cardiac CT has not only arrived but has become a very valuable diagnostic tool. This book is an excellent addition to the library of cardiologist, radiologist and vascular medicine physicians.

"Weighted Numerical Score: 92 - 4 Stars!"