Coronary CT Angiography by Marc Dewey

By Marc Dewey

Coronary CT angiography has attained expanding medical consciousness at educational associations and has turn into a hugely actual diagnostic modality. Extending this information right into a perform environment is the aim of "Coronary CT Angiography". This e-book will help you in integrating cardiac CT into your day-by-day perform, whereas additionally giving an outline of the present technical prestige and functions. the categorical gains of scanners from all 4 major owners also are offered supplying an goal evaluation of noninvasive coronary angiography utilizing CT.

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Recent studies have shown that coronary calcium quantification is an independent predictor of adverse cardiac events and all-cause mortality. ” However, calcium scanning cannot be recommended as a screening method for the unselected population, but it may play a role in individuals with intermediate risk, because a low calcium score may downgrade them to a low-risk group, or a high score may promote them to a high-risk group with the need for intensive risk-factor intervention. 4 Risk-Benefit of Cardiac CT: Economic and Biological Costs of Cardiac Imaging Increased awareness of the economic, biological, and environmental costs of cardiac imaging will hopefully lead to greater appropriateness, wisdom, and prudence on the part of both the prescriber and the practitioner.

There are a number of reasons for the first-line use of echocardiography: It offers a noninvasive approach, without radiation exposure; it does not involve renal clearance of the contrast medium; it is available in intensive care units, emergency and operating rooms; and extensive education and training in this technique is offered in most European and American countries. However, despite these advantages, echocardiography and MRI have recognized weaknesses in terms of calcium detection, plaque characterization, imaging of the pulmonary circulation, and direct visualization of the coronary arteries or bypass grafts and collaterals.

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