About this book
Vascular medicine is an ever changing and rapidly advancing field, and with
the onset of state of the art diagnostic and imaging modalities, we are recognizing
that vascular illness is more prevalent than once thought. The proper diagnosis
and treatment of this vascular illness may prevent stroke, salvage a limb and
even save a life. Advancements in CT angiography have made vascular CT angiography
the modality of choice for accurately diagnosing vascular disease and the management
of its treatment. Modern, multi-slice CT provides noninvasive, direct imaging
of virtually the entire vascular system in a safe, effective and accurate manner
without the inherent risk attributed to invasive angiography. Furthermore, it
is widely available, even in institutions that do not perform invasive angiography.
Vascular CT Angiography Manual distills vascular CT angiography and the diseases
for which it is meant to diagnose into an easy to follow and inclusive resource.
Designed for residents and fellows in cardiovascular medicine and radiology
as well as for those already in practice, this work makes 'difficult to understand'
concepts easy to comprehend with the aid of simple, intuitive diagrams, charts
and clinical CT image examples. For those already proficient in vascular CT,
this book will serve as a valuable resource as it compiles a complete radiation
review, imaging protocols, screening recommendations, disease states and imaging
tips in one location. It is organized and easy to follow, as each clinical chapter
is organized to include sections on anatomy, disease states, accuracy of CT,
and an approach to reading CT angiography.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Related subjects » Cardiology & Angiology - Internal Medicine - Radiology - Surgery
Table of contents
Section I: The Basics of Vascular Computed Tomographic Angiography: General Overview of Computed Tomographic Angiography.-Section II: Peripheral Vascular CTA: Indications for Peripheral CTA.-Accuracy of Peripheral CTA.-Peripheral CTA of the Carotids.-Peripheral CTA of the Aorta.-Peripheral CTA of the Mesenteric Vessels and Renal Arteries.-Peripheral CTA of the Upper and Lower Extremeties.
Authors & Editors
Dr. Pelberg is a board certified cardiologist specializing in cardiovascular imaging. He is level III certified by the Society for Cardiothoracic Computed Tomography (SCCT) and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the American Society of Echocardiography. He has authored the Cardiac CT Angiography Manual, (Springer, 2007). Dr. Pelberg directs the cardiovascular CTA laboratory at the Middletown Regional Hospital in Middletown, Ohio. In addition, Dr. Pelberg co-directs, with Drs. Mazur and Clarke, The Christ Hospital Cardiovascular CTA Training Program, which trains physicians from throughout the United States in Cardiovascular CTA. Dr. Mazur is a board certified cardiologist also specializing in cardiovascular imaging including MRI. He is also a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is level III certified by the SCCT in cardiac CTA. Along with Dr. Clarke, Dr. Mazur directs the cardiovascular CTA laboratory at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Mazur is also co-director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging at The Christ Hospital and holds the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati. He is co-director of The Christ Hospital Cardiovascular CTA Training Program. Dr. Mazur co-authored the Cardiac CT Angiography Manual.