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CT evaluation of coronary artery disease

    Book Review by JF. Paul

    P. Pavone, M. Fioranelli, DA Dowe, Springer, 2009

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    CT coronary angiography is rapidly evolving, so a new source of comprehensive and up-to-date information on this topic is of interest to every radiologist and cardiologist involved in this field. There are many books on this topic, and all describe relevant anatomy, technical issues and radiological findings. The originality of this new book, CT evaluation of coronary artery disease, is to also provide the reader with information on the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease; this allows a deeper comprehension of the information provided by coronary CT angiography. The book also clearly explains important concepts in cardiology, such as the coronary reserve and the process of coronary plaque evolution.