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Cardiac CT

    Book Review by A. Laghi

    The book Cardiac CT edited by Mark Dewey is a valuable work providing a complete technical and clinical overview of cardiac CT imaging. The approach is practical and the book is well organized, reflecting the extensive experience of the editor and the authors of the different chapters.
    The reading of the book offers a clear vision of how to run a cardiac CT program. An example is chapter 2 where minimal technical requirements for CT scanners are discussed together with factors to consider when deciding to purchase a particular instrument; personnel requirements are also considered as are the latest guidelines of leading scientific societies, especially the American College of Radiology and the American College of Cardiology.
    All the relevant steps of a cardiac CT study are described in the book, starting with a clear description of the anatomy and supported by an excellent iconography.