Residual Risk and Biology of the Disease: Implications for Plaque Imaging.- Advanced Coronary Imaging.- Evaluation of Medical Therapies and Intravascular Devices with Quantitative Coronary Angiography.- Use of Intravascular Ultrasound in Interventional Cardiology.- Monitoring the Progression and Regression of Coronary Atherosclerosis with Intravascular Ultrasound.- Evaluation of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: From Angiography to Intravascular Ultrasound and Beyond.- Assessment of Plaque Composition by Intravascular Ultrasound.- Optical Coherence Tomography of Coronary Atherosclerosis.- Finding the Hot Plaque: Intravascular Thermography.- Chemical Fingerprinting of Plaque: Spectroscopic Techniques.- Coronary Calcification: Roles in Risk Prediction and Monitoring Therapies.- Emerging Role of Computed Tomography Angiography in the Evaluation of Coronary Atherosclerosis.- Emerging Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Evaluation of Coronary Atherosclerosis.- Molecular Imaging of Coronary Atherosclerosis.- Integration of Biomarkers with Plaque Imaging.
For over 50 years, coronary angiography has been the mainstay of diagnosing and quantifying the extent of coronary artery disease. However appreciation of the inherent limitations of conventional angiography has led to a plethora of new imaging modalities, each with their relative strengths and potential pitfalls. Advances in these techniques have given clinicians, as well as researchers, an overwhelming amount of information and the need for thoughtful interpretation.
This outstanding book provides a comprehensive overview of the current status of imaging of coronary atherosclerosis. Covering the wide variety of available imaging modalities, the book provides state-of-the-art knowledge from leading authorities in each area. In their discussion, the authors include both invasive and non-invasive modalities, including the gold standard coronary angiography, the growing field of IVUS, and novel techniques such as functional imaging, molecular imaging, and the integration of biomarkers.
The key concepts and practical information given in this volume will provide the reader with the necessary understanding to choosing appropriate imaging studies and building confidence in their skill set with each.
Presents a comprehensive overview of the major approaches to the imaging of the coronary arteries
Describes the visualization of coronary atherosclerosis through modalities such as coronary angiography, intravascular ultrasound, coronary near-infrared spectroscopy, computed tomography angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and molecular imaging
Discusses the techniques by which the amount and components of atherosclerotic plaques are visualized and aids in the evaluation of coronary artery disease