By Marc Dewey (auth.)
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) has develop into a hugely actual diagnostic modality that keeps to draw expanding consciousness. This widely illustrated ebook goals to aid the reader in integrating cardiac CT into day-by-day scientific perform, whereas additionally reviewing its present technical prestige and functions. transparent counsel is supplied at the functionality and interpretation of imaging utilizing the newest expertise, which deals larger assurance, larger spatial answer, and speedier imaging whereas additionally supplying practical information regarding cardiac ailments. the categorical positive aspects of scanners from all 4 major proprietors, together with those who have just recently turn into on hand, are offered. one of the wide variety of purposes and matters mentioned are coronary calcium scoring, coronary artery pass grafts, stents, and anomalies, cardiac valves and serve as, congenital and bought middle affliction, and radiation publicity. Upcoming medical makes use of of cardiac CT, akin to hybrid imaging, practise and follow-up after valve substitute, electrophysiology purposes, myocardial perfusion and fractional movement reserve review, and plaque imaging, also are explored.
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2). 2 Myocardial segmental anatomy B Segment no. Location Segment name 1 Basal Anterior 2 Anteroseptal 3 Inferoseptal 4 Inferior 5 Inferolateral 6 ⊡ Fig. 12 Segmental myocardial anatomy, as shown in true car- diac short-axis slices. The basal short axis is divided into segments 1–6, in counter-clockwise order (Panel A). The mid-cavity (Panel B) and apical segments (Panel C) are also numbered in counterclockwise order with the numbers 7–12 and 13–17, respectively. Segment 17 is not displayed in the apical short-axis slice because it represents the apex, which is nicely seen in the long-axis views in Panels B and C of Fig.
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11 Generating short and long-axis views for cardiac function analysis. On the basis of an axial CT slice (Panel A), a two-chamber view (Panel B) along the left ventricle (LV) and left atrium (LA) is created by connecting the apex of the left ventricle with the mitral valve (MV; white line in Panel A). From this two-chamber view, a four-chamber view is generated (Panel C) by again connecting the apex of the left ventricle with the mitral valve (MV). In this way, the individual double-oblique cardiac long axes can be identiﬁed.