Focusing on anatomy and procedural strategy for perfusion CT imaging in clinical neurology and cerebrovascular disease, this new text-atlas combines pictures and schematic diagrams to show how this new modality can be used to assess anatomy and guide therapeutic interventions.
Beginning with an introductory section discussing the state of the art and background support (including software) in the use of the technique, the work then provides a sequence of chapters that review applications in managing stroke, thrombosis and tumors, before concluding with a section that evaluates the utility of perfusion CT in comparison with other modalites such as MRI.
A comprehensive introduction to further clinical applications of a newly established
technology, this highly illustrated text-atlas demonstrates utility of the technique
and covers all relevant theory necessary for its implementation.
"The book has been written by some of the most knowledgable people in the field of CT perfusion, and this applies to every chapter. Many of the authors are prolific in the cerebral CT perfusion literature. […] This has been written by people who know the pitfalls of the technique, and is highly relevant to the practical use of the technique. Overall, the book is well written and highly relevant. It is relatively short and easy to read, and is very good value for its price. It will be found useful by people just starting to use CT perfusion, including physicians, radiologists and radiographers." Clinical Radiology (2007) 62, 1232
Table of Contents
1. Cerebral Perfusion Computed Tomography: An historical perspective 2a. Scientific Basis and Validation 2b. Implementing Deconvolution Analysis for Perfusion CT 3. Image Acquisition and Contrast Enhancement Protocols for Perfusion CT 4. Image Processing 5. Cerebrovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology 6. Diagnosis of Acute Stroke 7. Selection of Stroke Patients for Acute Treatment Using Perfusion-Computed Tomography (PCT) and Computed Tomography-Angiography (CTA) 8. Vasospasm After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Utility of Perfusion-CT and CT-Angiography on Diagnosis and Management 9. Practical Approach to CT Perfusion Scan Analysis for the Physician 10. Combining Perfusion CT with CT Angiography 11. Comparison with other Imaging Techniques