ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Presents a comprehensive overview of the major approaches to the imaging of the coronary arteries
- Describes the visualization of coronary atherosclerosis through modalities such as coronary angiography, intravascular ultrasound, coronary near-infrared spectroscopy, computed tomography angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and molecular imaging
- Discusses the techniques by which the amount and components of atherosclerotic plaques are visualized and aids in the evaluation of coronary artery disease
This book presents a comprehensive overview of the major approaches to the imaging of the coronary arteries. These modalities, which include traditional angiography as well as intravascular and non-invasive imaging techniques, are used to diagnose and quantify the extent of obstructive disease due to atherosclerosis. Featuring contributions from leading authorities in the field, Imaging Coronary Atherosclerosis describes the visualization of coronary atherosclerosis through state-of the art techniques such as intravascular ultrasound, coronary near-infrared spectroscopy, computed tomography angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and molecular imaging. This authoritative resource discusses how these modalities enhance the understanding of the disease process and the ways in which cardiologists can integrate them into clinical practice.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Internal Medicine
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Residual Risk and Biology of the Disease: Implications for Plaque Imaging.- Advanced Coronary Imaging.- Evaluation of Medical Therapies and Intravascular Devices with Quantitative Coronary Angiography.- Use of Intravascular Ultrasound in Interventional Cardiology.- Monitoring the Progression and Regression of Coronary Atherosclerosis with Intravascular Ultrasound.- Evaluation of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: From Angiography to Intravascular Ultrasound and Beyond.- Assessment of Plaque Composition by Intravascular Ultrasound.- Optical Coherence Tomography of Coronary Atherosclerosis.- Finding the Hot Plaque: Intravascular Thermography.- Chemical Fingerprinting of Plaque: Spectroscopic Techniques.- Coronary Calcification: Roles in Risk Prediction and Monitoring Therapies.- Emerging Role of Computed Tomography Angiography in the Evaluation of Coronary Atherosclerosis.- Emerging Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Coronary Atherosclerosis.- Molecular Imaging of Coronary Atherosclerosis.- Integration of Biomarkers with Plaque Imaging.