Book Review by JF. Paul
M. Dewey, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2009
This is a new, comprehensive book about the continuously evolving topic of coronary CT angiography. The book is divided into 12 chapters, of which most have been written by the editor, Dr. Marc Dewey, a radiologist at La Charité Hospital in Berlin. The scope of this book is to help radiologists in daily practice, by providing information on the current technical status and applications of coronary CT angiography; limitations of coronary CT are also described. Each chapter is illustrated with numerous figures.
The first three chapters introduce coronary CT angiography, describe the required skills and instrumentation, and review cardiac anatomy. The role of CT in clinical cardiology is addressed in the next two chapters, while the following two chapters provide useful and practical information about patient preparation, examination and reconstruction.