Physical and Technical Fundamentals
Basic Rules for Reading CT Examinations
Preparing the Patient
Administration of Contrast Agents
Cranial CT: Normal Findings
Chest CT Pathology
Spinal Column: Skeletal Pathology
Dual Source CT
Introduction to PET/CT
Anatomy in Coronal MPRs
Anatomy in Sagittal MPRs
Ideal for residents starting in radiology and radiologic technologists, this concise manual is the perfect introduction to the physics and practice of CT and the interpretation of basic CT images. Designed as a systematic learning tool, it introduces the use of CT scanners for all organs, and includes positioning, use of contrast media, representative CT scans of normal and pathological findings, explanatory drawings with keyed anatomic structures, and an overview of the most important measurement data. Finally, self-assessment quizzes – including answers – at the end of each chapter help the reader monitor progress and evaluate knowledge gained.
New in this fifth edition: Recent technical developments such as dual source CT, protocols for CT angiography, and PET/CT fusion.