Multidetector-row CT has dramatically improved the results of computed tomography in all clinical applications, but its beneficial impact has been most striking in vascular imaging. The simplicity of acquisition and the wide availability of equipment make this modality especially suitable for routine clinical application. In this book the basic aspects of multidetector-row CT angiography are comprehensively reviewed. Individual chapters are included on technical principles, image processing techniques and contrast agent administration. All clinical applications are then discussed in depth, with lucid descriptions of the examination technique for particular clinical indications and of the findings that characterize specific diseases. Limitations and advantages in comparison with other imaging modalities are considered. A large number of high-quality black and white and color illustrations help to explain the clinical findings.
"This 206-page textbook would be a valuable addition to the library of any radiology department currently using a multislice CT scanner or due to upgrade to one in the near future."
"The style of text is very readable and well organised."
"This is an excellent textbook and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone currently performing CT angiography or considering doing so."
[RAD Magazine, October, 2005]
"This textbook provides a comprehensive review of … MDCT angiography. … this work offers a complete, well-documented, and comprehensive presentation of this state-of-the-art technology … . The large number of illustrations (345) as well as their high quality must be underlined. The overall presentation of the book is very pleasant, clear and practical … and should be greatly appreciated. In conclusion, this up-to-date and well-illustrated work will be of great interest to radiologists and other physicians dealing with vascular imaging."
(B. Grignon, Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, Vol. 27 (4), 2005)
Table of Contents
- Multidetector-Row CT Angiography: Evolution, Current Usage, Clinical Perspectives, and Comparison with Other Imaging Modalities
Douglas S. Katz and Man Hon
- Multidetector-Row CT: Technical Principles
T. Flohr and Stefan Schaller
- Multidetector-Row CT: Image Processing Techniques and Clinical Applications
Emanuele Neri, Paola Vagli, Francesco Odoguardi, Davide Caramella, and Carlo Bartolozzi
- Contrast Medium Administration
- Intracranial Vessels
T. Hirai et al.
- Carotid Arteries
Carlo Catalano, Federica Pediconi, Alessandro Napoli, Massimiliano Danti, Piergiorgio Nardis, and Linda Bertoletti
- Thoracic Aorta
Michael D. Dake, Jeffrey C. Hellinger, and Jonathan M. Levin
- Multidetector-Row CT Angiography of the Pulmonary Circulation
Jens M. Martensen and U. Josepth Schoepf
- MDCT Angiography of the Coronary Arteries
Cristoph R. Becker
- Abdominal Aorta
Lorenzo Bonomo, Roberto Iezzi, and Biagio Merlino
- Hepatic Vessels
Takamichi Murakami, Masatoshi Hori, Tonsok Kim, Masatomo Kuwabara, Hisashi Abe, and Azzam Anwar Khankan
- Multislice CT Angiography of the Splanchnic Vessels
Andrea Laghi, Riccardo Iannaccone, Riccardo Ferrari, Daniele Marin, and Roberto Passariello
- MDCT of Renal Arteries
Francesco Fraioli, Carlo Catalano, Linda Bertoletti, and Piergiorgio Nardis
- Multidetector-Row CT Angiography of Peripheral Arteries: Imaging Upper and Lower Extremity Vascular Disease
Dominik Fleischmann, Jeffrey C. Hellinger, and Alessandro Napoli
- Three Dimensional Evaluation of the Venous System in Varicose Limbs by Multidetector Spiral CT
Jean-François Uhl and Alberto Caggiati