editore: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
"Coronary Artery CTA: A Case-Based Atlas" presents the reader with a review of a broad range of cardiac CT angiography (CCTA) cases from the teaching file of Dr. Claudio Smuclovisky. Each case consists of extensive CCTA images, a brief history, diagnosis, discussion, and pearls and pitfalls. The goal of the book is to provide the reader with a broad range of CCTA cases that include normal anatomy, congenital coronary anomalies, coronary artery disease, percutaneous coronary intervention, postsurgical coronary revascularization, and extra-coronary abnormalities. Dr. Smuclovisky is the Director of the South Florida Medical Imaging Cardiovascular Institute in Boca Raton, Florida, which has achieved the successful integration of radiology, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery. Close collaboration among specialties has been the major cause of their success in achieving CCTA reports that are clinically relevant and cost effective, and their results are presented here.
The discussions and pearls and pitfalls are designed to help practicing radiologists, cardiologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons understand the current issues of clinical, intervention, and surgical patient management of coronary artery CTA.