• Provides comprehensive coverage of the widest range of imaging modalities. • Critically reviews the roles these can play in recognising and managing carotid disease. • Written to be accessible to clinicians, surgeons and researchers. • Highly illustrated throughout with contributions from the world’s leading experts in this field
Dedication; Abbreviations; Introduction Henry J. M. Barnett; 1. Pathology of carotid artery atherosclerotic disease Renu Virmani, Allen Burke, Elena Ladich and Frank Kolodgie; 2. Epidemiology of carotid artery atherosclerosis Christopher O'Donnell; 3. Genetics of carotid atherosclerosis Stephen Rich and Donna Arnett; 4. Haematological processes in emboli formation Alison Goodall and Greg McMahon; 5. Medical treatment for carotid stenosis Matthew Giles and Peter Rothwell; 6. Surgical management of symptomatic carotid disease: carotid endarterectomy and extracranial-intracranial bypass Jonathan Brisman and Marc Mayberg; 7. Surgery for asymptomatic carotid stenosis Stella Vig and Alison Halliday; 8. Interventional management of carotid disease Andrew Clifton; 9. Conventional carotid Doppler ultrasound Gregory Moneta; 10. Conventional digital subtraction angiography for carotid disease Jean Marie U-King-Im and Jonathan Gillard; 11. Magnetic resonance angiography of the carotid artery Martin Graves, Jean Marie U-King-Im and Jonathan Gillard; 12. Computed tomographic angiography of carotid artery stenosis Paul Nederkoorn, Charles Majoie and J. Stam; 13. Cost-effectiveness analysis for carotid imaging Jean Marie U-King-Im, William Hollingworth and Jonathan Gillard; 14. Morphological plaque imaging Chun Yuan and Tom Hatsukami; 15. CT of the plaque Thomas de Weert, Mohamed Ouhlous, Marc van Sambeek and Aad van der Lugt; 16. Assessment of carotid disease with ultrasound Stephen Meairs; 17. Intravascular ultrasound Gaston Rodriguez-Granillo and Patrick Serruys; 18. Image post-processing William Kerwin, Dongxiang Xu and Fei Liu; 19. Nuclear imaging for the assessment of patients with carotid artery atherosclerosis John Davies and Peter Weissberg; 20. USPIO - enhanced MR imaging of carotid atheroma Simon Howarth, Tjun Tang, Martin Graves, Rikin Trivedi, J. Harle and Jonathan Gillard; 21. Gadolinium enhanced plaque imaging William Kerwin; 22. Carotid magnetic resonance direct thrombus imaging Alan Moody; 23. The proximal carotid arteries - image-based computational modelling X. Xu and Nick Wood; 24. Mechanical image analysis using finite element method Tjun Tang, Chun Yang and Chun Yuan; 25. Transcranial Doppler monitoring Michael Gaunt; 26. MR and CT perfusion Jeroen van der Grond and Matthias van Osch; 27. Near infrared spectroscopy in carotid endarterectomy Pippa Al-Rawi and Peter Kirkpatrick; 28. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) Kuniaki Ogasawara; 29. Monitoring carotid interventions with Xenon CT H. Yonas and A. Carlson; 30. Vascular imaging and the clinical development of new pharmaceuticals James Revkin and David Lester; 31. Monitoring pharmaceutical interventions with conventional ultrasound (IMT) John Crouse; 32. Monitoring pharmaceutical interventions with IVUS Stephen Nicholls, Steven Nissen and Murat Tuzcu; 33. Monitoring of pharmaceutical interventions: MR plaque imaging Tom Hatsukami; 34. Molecular imaging of carotid artery disease James Rudd, Michael Lipinski, Fabien Hyafil and Zahi Fayad; 35. Future technical developments Brian Rutt and John Ronald.
'This is a very useful book. … an excellent monograph on a rapidly developing topic which it covers well.' Neuroradiology
'Another quality of the book is the adequate balance among the 35 chapters. The editors should be praised for producing a pleasing consistency of style. Production is excellent with helpful tables and good illustrations. A welcome list of abbreviations used through the work can be found at the beginning of the book.' Pediatric Radiology
'This book provides a comprehensive review of the current state of imaging both for the assessment of carotid stenosis, and particularly of the methods and rationale for plaque imaging. The reviews are well-written and up to date with comprehensive references. … I think this book is of particular value to departments and practitioners that have a large carotid practice, particularly those who want to develop or research imaging of plaque morphology.' Clinical Radiology