New MSCT machines produce a volume data set with the highest isotropic spatial resolution ever seen, offering superb 3D images of the entire heart and vessels.
The texts currently available on cardiac CT imaging mainly focus on visualizing pathological aspects of coronary arteries. Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography is the first text to bridge the gap between classical anatomy textbooks and CT textbooks, presenting a side-by-side comparison of ‘electronic’ dissection made by CT scanning and traditionally hand-made anatomical dissection.
Focusing on the fundamentals as well as the details of cardiac anatomy in a clinical setting using MSCT, this is an invaluable reference for cardiac imaging trainees, cardiologists, radiologists, interventionists and electrophysiologists, providing a better understanding of the cardiac structures, coronary arteries and veins anatomy and their 3-dimensional spatial relationships.
Table of Contents
1 Basic Principles (Additional contributor: A. Mayer, MD).
2 Location of the Heart: Body Planes and Axis.
3 Cardiac Planes.
4 The Right Heart.
5 The Left Heart.
6 The Cardiac Valves.
7 The Cardiac Septum.
8 Coronary Artery Anatomy (Additional contributor: Giovanni Pedrazzini, MD).
9 Coronary Vein Anatomy.
10 Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts (Additional contributor: Stefanos Demertzis).
A CD-Rom with video clips is included at the back of the book.
Francesco Faletra, Cardiocentro Ticino, Switzerland
Siew Yen Ho, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, UK
Natesa G. Pandian, New England Medical Center, USA