Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography by Francesco Faletra, Natesa Pandian, Siew Yen Ho

By Francesco Faletra, Natesa Pandian, Siew Yen Ho

New MSCT machines produce a quantity info set with the top isotropic spatial solution ever visible, supplying awesome 3D photos of the whole center and vessels.The texts at present on hand on cardiac CT imaging almost always specialize in visualizing pathological facets of coronary arteries. Anatomy of the guts via Multislice Computed Tomography is the 1st textual content to bridge the space among classical anatomy textbooks and CT textbooks, proposing a side-by-side comparability of ‘electronic’ dissection made by way of CT scanning and routinely hand-made anatomical dissection.Focusing at the basics in addition to the main points of cardiac anatomy in a medical environment utilizing MSCT, this can be a useful reference for cardiac imaging trainees, cardiologists, radiologists, interventionists and electrophysiologists, delivering a greater figuring out of the cardiac buildings, coronary arteries and veins anatomy and their three-d spatial relationships.

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24 3D virtual endoscopy. View from the apex. The crista supraventricularis (CS), the trabecula septomarginalis (TSM) and the moderator band (MB) can be recognized. TV  tricuspid valve; PV  pulmonary valve. 25 Short-axis view (a) and anatomic specimen (b) showing the moderator band (arrow) spanning the septum and the antero-lateral wall of the right ventricle. LV  left ventricle. 26 (a,b) 3D volume rendering long-axis view and comparable cut of specimen showing the moderator band (arrow). Ao  aorta; LV  left ventricle; RV  right ventricle.

11 Electronic cast showing the anterior (a), the posterior surfaces and the roof (b) of the left atrium. LAA  left atrial appendage. CS the mitral valve hingeline (annulus) (Fig. 12) (see also Chapter 9). When the coronary sinus can be traced to the remnant of the oblique left atrial vein (ligament of Marshall), the remnant can be seen to run in the fold of atrial wall (“ridge,” as described above) that lies between the left atrial appendage and the left superior pulmonary vein. 12 3D volume rendering of the posterior aspect of the heart.

8 3D volume rendering. The heart is cut to show the short-axis view through the mid-ventricle. RV  right ventricle; LV  left ventricle. 9 A collection of short-axis views from the apex to the base. RV  right ventricle; LV  left ventricle; RA  right atrium; LA  left atrium; Ao  aorta; PA  pulmonary artery. 10 Short-axis view at the level of papillary muscles. 3D volume rendering reconstruction (a) and the corresponding oblique plane (b). Antero-lateral (APM) and postero-medial (PPM) papillary muscles can be imaged.

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