Introduction to DECT.- Technical aspects of DECT with dual source.- Technical aspects of DECT with dual layer.- Gemstone Imaging.- Neurovascular Imaging.- Neck imaging.- Thoracic imaging.- Abdominal imaging.- Upper and lower limbs imaging.- Technical Advancements for Cardiac Imaging.- Plaque characterization.- Accuracy of DECT in coronary arteries.- Beam Hardening Reduction and Image Quality Improvements with DECT.- Myocardial CT perfusion.- Myocardial viability.- Pitfalls.- Limitations.- Management of radiation.- Future.
Patricia Carrascosa MD, PhD is currently assistant professor of Buenos Aires University in Argentina. She obtained her PhD in Virtual Colonoscopy in 2007. She has been working in research in 3D special studies (virtual studies, angiographies) and since 1999 she has focused her main activity in the cardiovascular field in CT and MRI. Mario J. Garcia MD is an internationally known leader in the development and clinical advancement of cardiac diagnostic technology, including cardiac CAT, echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. His pioneering work with CAT coronary angiography, a noninvasive technology that has revolutionized the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, has led to establishing a new standard of care. Ricardo C. Cury MD is a non-invasive cardiovascular radiologist and is the Chairman of Radiology Associates of South Florida, a large multi-specialty group. Dr. Cury is also Director of Cardiac Imaging of Baptist Hospital of Miami and Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute. Jonathon Leipsic MD, FRCPC, FSCCT is Chairman of the Department of Radiology for Providence Health Care and the Vice Chairman of Research for the UBC Department of Radiology.