By Matthew J. Budoff, Jerold S. Shinbane
This publication collates all of the present wisdom of cardiac CT and provides it in a clinically proper and sensible textbook layout applicable for either cardiologists and radiologists. the pictures were provided through an skilled set of contributing authors and symbolize the whole spectrum of cardiac CT.
The box of Cardiovascular CT has skilled endured swift evolution because of: 1) advances in expertise, 2) multiplied spectrum of cardiovascular functions and three) major development in released facts together with huge potential multicenter reports.
As expanding numbers have entry to cardiac CT scanners, this publication offers all of the proper info in this modality. this is often an in depth replace of the former version bringing the reader up to date with the tremendous volume of up to date content material within the discipline.
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The enhanced resolution is particularly useful for imaging stented and/or calcified coronary arteries, while lowering radiation requirements. Fig. 1 Increased sampling improves image quality. Axial images of line-pair phantom demonstrate improved spatial resolution using increased sampling density (on the right) compared to standard sampling frequency (on the left). Note the improved edge detail and R. Nakanishi et al. Temporal Resolution In order to reconstruct an axial image, attenuation data from multiple view angles that encompass half a rotation around the patient are required.
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Cardiac CT Imaging: Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease by Matthew J. Budoff, Jerold S. Shinbane