Since the first edition of this book was published in 2004, computed tomography has seen groundbreaking technical innovations that have transformed the field of thoracic imaging and opened novel possibilities for the detection of thoracic pathologies. This book highlights cutting-edge thoracic applications of CT imaging in the context of these technical innovations and discusses the latest opportunities, with critical appraisal of challenges and controversies. All topics are covered by renowned international experts. Chapters from the original edition have been thoroughly updated to reflect the state of the art in technology and scientific evidence, and new contributions included on recent developments such as dual-energy CT and CT imaging in patients with acute chest pain. The book is abundantly illustrated with high-quality images and illustrations.
Part I: MDCT - Technical Background and Radiation Protection1. CT Technology for Imaging the Thorax - State of the Art2. Radiation Exposure in Thoracic CT3. Strategies for Dose Reduction and Improvement of Image Quality in Chest CT4. Contrast Medium Injection Techniques for CT of the Thorax5. Acquisition Protocols for Thoracic CT Part II: Airways / Diffuse Lung Disease6. CT of the Airways 7. CT in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease / Pulmonary Emphysema8. CT Imaging of Interstitial Lung Disease9. Pulmonary infections: Imaging with CT10. CT Evaluation of Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Part III: Lung Nodules / Lung Cancer11. CT Screening for Lung Cancer: Evidence and Recommendations12. CT Screening for Lung Cancer: Current Controversies 13. CT Characterization of Lung Nodules 14. Management of Lung Nodules Detected Incidentally and at Screening15. Staging of Lung Cancer with CT16. CT Imaging of the Mediastinum 17. PET CT of the ThoraxPart IV: Cardiovascular Applications18. CT of Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease19. Dual-energy CT of the Thorax20. CT Angiography of the Thoracic Aorta 21. CT Imaging of Ischemic Heart Disease22. Comprehensive CT Imaging in Acute Chest Pain23. CT Imaging of the Heart-Lung Axis24. Anomalies and Malformations of the Pulmonary Circulation: Evaluation with CTPart V: Data Management25. Workflow Design for CT of the Thorax26. 2D and 3D Visualization of Thoracic CT Data27. Computer-Aided Diagnosis in Chest CT Part VI: Miscellaneous 28. Pediatric Chest CT 29. CT of the Chest Wall 30. CT in Chest Trauma 31. CT Guided Interventions in the Thorax 32. Thoracic CT: Medicolegal Aspects33. Future Developments in Chest CT