Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging

Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging
Author: Ayman S. El-Baz,Jasjit S. Suri
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-11-24
ISBN 10: 0128227079
ISBN 13: 9780128227077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging Book Review:

Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging, Volume One covers state-of-the-art approaches for automated non-invasive systems in early cardiovascular disease diagnosis. The book includes several prominent imaging modalities, such as MRI, CT and PET technologies. A special emphasis is placed on automated imaging analysis techniques, which are important to biomedical imaging analysis of the cardiovascular system. This is a comprehensive, multi-contributed reference work that details the latest developments in spatial, temporal and functional cardiac imaging. Takes an integrated approach to cardiovascular and coronary imaging, covering machine learning, deep learning and reinforcement learning approaches Covers state-of-the-art approaches for automated non-invasive systems for early cardiovascular disease diagnosis Provides a perspective on future cardiovascular imaging and highlights areas that still need improvement

Cardiac CT Imaging

Cardiac CT Imaging
Author: Matthew J. Budoff,Jerold S. Shinbane
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2010-06-16
ISBN 10: 1848826508
ISBN 13: 9781848826502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiac CT Imaging Book Review:

CT is an accurate technique for assessing cardiac structure and function, but advances in computing power and scanning technology have resulted in increased popularity. It is useful in evaluating the myocardium, coronary arteries, pulmonary veins, thoracic aorta, pericardium, and cardiac masses; because of this and the speed at which scans can be performed, CT is even more attractive as a cost-effective and integral part of patient evaluation. This book collates all the current knowledge of cardiac CT and presents it in a clinically relevant and practical format appropriate for both cardiologists and radiologists. The images have been supplied by an experienced set of contributing authors and represent the full spectrum of cardiac CT. As increasing numbers have access to cardiac CT scanners, this book provides all the relevant information on this modality. This is an extensive update of the previous edition bringing the reader up-to-date with the immense amount of updated content in the discipline.

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging
Author: Jose Luis Zamorano,Jeroen Bax,Juhani Knuuti,Udo Sechtem,Patrizio Lancellotti,Luigi Badano
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN 10: 0191008435
ISBN 13: 9780191008436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging Book Review:

A definitive resource, The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging, second edition provides extensive coverage of all cardiovascular imaging modalities. Produced in collaboration with the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging with contributions from specialists across the globe and edited by a distinguished team of experts, it is a 'state of the art' clinically-orientated imaging reference. Now fully revised and updated with the latest imaging techniques and technology and covering even more conditions than before, it not only discusses the principles of individual modalities but also clearly demonstrates the added value each technique can bring to the treatment of all cardiac diseases. Richly illustrated with colour figures, images, and tables and using a wealth of newly available evidence to link theory to practice, it demonstrates how these techniques can be used in the diagnosis of a range of cardiovascular diseases. Learning how to apply them in practice is made easy with free access to videos and imaging loops online along with the full text so that it is always available, even when on the move. Impressive in scope, The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging contains information on cutting-edge technical developments in echocardiography, CT, CMR and hybrid imaging and well imaging's current role in cardiac interventions, such as identifying cardiac structures, helping to guide procedures and exclude possible complications. The application of imaging modalities in conditions such as valvular and coronary heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, peri-myocardioal disease, adult congenital heart disease and aortic disease, is also extensively considered. From discussion on improved imaging techniques and advances in technology, to guidance and explanation of key practices and theories, this new edition of The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging is the ideal reference guide for cardiologists and radiologists alike. This print edition of The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging comes with access to the online version on Oxford Medicine Online, for as long as the edition is published by Oxford University Press. By activating your unique access code, you can read and annotate the full text online, follow links from the references to primary research materials, and view, enlarge and download all the figures and tables.

Diseases of the Chest Breast Heart and Vessels 2019 2022

Diseases of the Chest  Breast  Heart and Vessels 2019 2022
Author: Juerg Hodler,Rahel A. Kubik-Huch,Gustav K. von Schulthess
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 3030111490
ISBN 13: 9783030111496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diseases of the Chest Breast Heart and Vessels 2019 2022 Book Review:

This open access book focuses on diagnostic and interventional imaging of the chest, breast, heart, and vessels. It consists of a remarkable collection of contributions authored by internationally respected experts, featuring the most recent diagnostic developments and technological advances with a highly didactical approach. The chapters are disease-oriented and cover all the relevant imaging modalities, including standard radiography, CT, nuclear medicine with PET, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as imaging-guided interventions. As such, it presents a comprehensive review of current knowledge on imaging of the heart and chest, as well as thoracic interventions and a selection of "hot topics". The book is intended for radiologists, however, it is also of interest to clinicians in oncology, cardiology, and pulmonology.

CT of the Heart

CT of the Heart
Author: U. Joseph Schoepf
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 931
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN 10: 1603272372
ISBN 13: 9781603272377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CT of the Heart Book Review:

This book is a comprehensive and richly-illustrated guide to cardiac CT, its current state, applications, and future directions. While the first edition of this text focused on what was then a novel instrument looking for application, this edition comes at a time where a wealth of guideline-driven, robust, and beneficial clinical applications have evolved that are enabled by an enormous and ever growing field of technology. Accordingly, the focus of the text has shifted from a technology-centric to a more patient-centric appraisal. While the specifications and capabilities of the CT system itself remain front and center as the basis for diagnostic success, much of the benefit derived from cardiac CT today comes from avant-garde technologies enabling enhanced visualization, quantitative imaging, and functional assessment, along with exciting deep learning, and artificial intelligence applications. Cardiac CT is no longer a mere tool for non-invasive coronary artery stenosis detection in the chest pain diagnostic algorithms; cardiac CT has proven its value for uses as diverse as personalized cardiovascular risk stratification, prediction, and management, diagnosing lesion-specific ischemia, guiding minimally invasive structural heart disease therapy, and planning cardiovascular surgery, among many others. This second edition is an authoritative guide and reference for both novices and experts in the medical imaging sciences who have an interest in cardiac CT.

Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Author: Allen J. Taylor
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1416061363
ISBN 13: 9781416061366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlas of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Book Review:

Atlas of Cardiac CT, by Allen J. Taylor, MD, is a practical cardiac imaging reference that provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of this modality. Inside you'll find user-friendly case-based structured sections that offer a brief clinical introduction, multiple CT images, highlights of strengths and pitfalls, brief commentary, and further suggested readings-equipping you with everything you need to know to obtain the best imaging results. Expert Consult functionality further enhances your reference power with convenient online access to the complete contents of the book-fully searchable-along with additional images and videos. Features a clinically oriented, case-based and evidence-based approach for coverage that you can readily apply in your daily practice. Offers the guidance of today's experts in cardiac CT, along with input of the editorial team behind Braunwald's Heart Disease, to ensure that you have only the best knowledge at your fingertips. Includes a final chapter, Which Modality for Which Disease, to help you determine the best imaging modality to use for a specific problem. Presents abundant high-quality images that clearly depict the use of cardiac CT and visually reinforce the text. Provides complete guidance on obtaining the best image quality possible and the avoidance of artifacts. Uses a consistent chapter format that makes it easy to find the information you need. Offers access to the complete contents online, fully searchable, along with additional images and videos, at expertconsult.com. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

Coronary Angiography

Coronary Angiography
Author: Baskot Branislav
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 9533076755
ISBN 13: 9789533076751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coronary Angiography Book Review:

In the intervening 10 years tremendous advances in the field of cardiac computed tomography have occurred. We now can legitimately claim that computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the coronary arteries is available. In the evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), many guidelines today consider CTA an alternative to stress testing. The use of CTA in primary prevention patients is more controversial in considering diagnostic test interpretation in populations with a low prevalence to disease. However the nuclear technique most frequently used by cardiologists is myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). The combination of a nuclear camera with CTA allows for the attainment of coronary anatomic, cardiac function and MPI from one piece of equipment. PET/SPECT cameras can now assess perfusion, function, and metabolism. Assessing cardiac viability is now fairly routine with these enhancements to cardiac imaging. This issue is full of important information that every cardiologist needs to now.

Novel Techniques for Imaging the Heart

Novel Techniques for Imaging the Heart
Author: Marcelo F. Di Carli,Raymond Y. Kwong
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-01-26
ISBN 10: 1444303244
ISBN 13: 9781444303247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Techniques for Imaging the Heart Book Review:

This book brings the recent dramatic changes in the field ofcardiovascular imaging into the clinical setting to enable theclinician to best use the technology at hand. Novel Techniques for Imaging the Heart opens with threechapters reviewing the general considerations and fundamentals ofimaging, followed by a series of chapters that address clinicalapplications of CT and CMR, including critical review of imaging approaches for diagnosis andprognosis of CAD evaluating the patient with new onset heart failure evaluating the patient before non-cardiac surgery evaluating the patient before interventionalelectrophysiology novel assessment of vascular flow and valvular disease relative merits of CTA and MRA for coronary artery imaging The final section deals with advanced applications of CT and MRimaging, considers technical advances and future prospects of highfield MRI, and concludes with a chapter on image-guided cardiacinterventions. The book includes a companion CD-ROM with a searchable databaseof figures from the book and 40 video clips fully referenced in thetext.

Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging

Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging
Author: Ayman S.El-Baz,Jasjit S. Suri
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2022-12-01
ISBN 10: 0128227052
ISBN 13: 9780128227053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging Book Review:

Although a variety of cardiac imaging methods are available, their effective use requires knowledge of their underlying principles, clinical applications, potential pitfalls, and expense. This book presents the basics of echocardiography, nuclear imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and provides insight into their appropriate use. It covers state-of-the-art approaches for automated non-invasive systems for early cardiovascular and coronary artery disease diagnosis. It includes several prominent imaging modalities such as MRI, CT, and PET technologies. It focuses on major trends and challenges in this area, and presents the latest techniques for cardiovascular and coronary image analysis. Takes an integrated approach to cardiovascular and coronary imaging, using machine learning, deep learning and reinforcement learning approaches Covers state-of-the-art approaches for automated non-invasive systems for early cardiovascular disease diagnosis Provides a perspective on future cardiovascular imaging and highlights areas that still need improvement

Cardiovascular OCT Imaging

Cardiovascular OCT Imaging
Author: Ik-Kyung Jang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2014-11-15
ISBN 10: 3319108018
ISBN 13: 9783319108018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiovascular OCT Imaging Book Review:

OCT is rapidly being adopted in cardiology practice. However, gap exists between the speed of technology development and the knowledge of cardiologists. Many cardiologists are not familiar with image interpretation and don’t have enough background/knowledge to use the information in clinical practice. This book will be designed for busy interventional cardiologists to become quickly familiar with this emerging technology so that they can take advantage of its power improve patient care and outcome.

Cardiac Imaging in Clinical Practice

Cardiac Imaging in Clinical Practice
Author: Dmitriy Kireyev,Judy Hung
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN 10: 3319214586
ISBN 13: 9783319214580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiac Imaging in Clinical Practice Book Review:

This book provides a concise guide to echocardiography, SPECT, CT and MRI, including both the basics of cardiac imaging as well as tables of normal/abnormal values and guidelines. With advances in technology, cardiac CT and MRI are becoming more popular but are often limited to larger medical centers. By including the basics of these modalities, this book provides a comprehensive guide for a wide range of medical professionals. As physicians outside of cardiology often do not have sufficient exposure to nuclear stress tests, this book contains SPECT and stress test protocols in order to facilitate decision-making when ordering tests and interpreting results. Cardiac Imaging in Clinical Practice is a quick reference guide and will be useful at multiple levels of training, enabling the book to be used as a basic and advanced reference source. As such, it is appropriate for students, residents, fellows and staff attendings who want a practical and handy reference to the diagnostic options open to them.

Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac Imaging
Author: Lawrence Boxt,Suhny Abbara
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-10-07
ISBN 10: 145574865X
ISBN 13: 9781455748655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiac Imaging Book Review:

Preceded by Cardiac imaging / Stephen Wilmot Miller, Lawrence M. Boxt, Suhny Abbara. 3rd ed. c2009.

Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography

Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Author: Andre J. Duerinckx
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0387949593
ISBN 13: 9780387949598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography Book Review:

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in the clinical applications of coronary angiography techniques. Coronary MRA can be instrumental in the evaluation of congenital coronary artery anomalies, however, the complexity of advanced MR pulse sequences and strategies may be overwhelming to many. Coronary MR Angiography demystifies the art of coronary MRA by providing a text in plain language with clearly illustrated imaging steps and protocols. Designed to bridge the gap between radiology and cardiology, it is written for physicians and scientists planning to incorporate this technique into their research or practice.

Comparative Cardiac Imaging

Comparative Cardiac Imaging
Author: Jing Ping Sun,Xing Sheng Yang,Bryan P. Yan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN 10: 0470656379
ISBN 13: 9780470656372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Cardiac Imaging Book Review:

Provides the information necessary to guide clinicians to more efficient and appropriate use of the cardiac imaging modalities at their disposal Most books currently available on cardiac imaging focus on just modality. As the number of imaging options has increased, the choice of procedure has become more complicated. This comprehensive book will guide the practitioner in choosing the most appropriate test when confronted by various cardiac symptoms and diseases and to understand the benefits and limitations of each imaging modality. It demonstrates the advantages and disadvantages of various imaging modalities such as echocardiography, computer tomography, MRI, and nuclear cardiology in the evaluation of various disease states both commonly and infrequently seen in a standard practice. Comparative Cardiac Imaging—A Case-based Guide utilizes actual case examples to demonstrate the state of the art in comparative cardiac imaging. It offers in-depth chapter coverage of Aortic Diseases; Aortic Valvular Diseases; Mitral Valvular Diseases; Prosthetic Valves; Coronary Artery Disease; Pulmonary Artery Diseases; Congenital Heart Disease; Cardiac Tumor; Infective Disease; Cardiomypathy; and Cardiac Trauma. Uniquely focuses on and compares the many different modalities for cardiac imaging Breaks the topic down by anatomy and pathophysiology in order to cover all aspects of non-invasive cardiac imaging Covers newer and lesser known modalities like speckle tracking and velocity vector imaging Offers coverage of more controversial topics, such as CT angiography Comparative Cardiac Imaging—A Case-based Guide presents a level of data that is appropriate for the practicing cardiologist and cardiology trainee, as well as residents, internists, and other primary care clinicians.

Diagnostic Imaging of Coronary Artery Disease

Diagnostic Imaging of Coronary Artery Disease
Author: Kusai Aziz,George S. Abela
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780781766029
ISBN 13: 0781766028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diagnostic Imaging of Coronary Artery Disease Book Review:

Co-authored by a nuclear cardiologist and a cardiologist, this book presents practical, up-to-date information on diagnostic imaging for coronary artery disease, including coronary CT angiography, cardiac SPECT, cardiac PET, and MRI. The authors present the basic concepts and must-know facts of these modalities and offer guidelines for risk stratification of coronary artery disease. Test questions for board review are included. A companion Website will contain clinical case examples of coronary CT angiography studies and nuclear studies. Full-color images of black-and-white print CT, SPECT, and PET materials will be included. The Website will also include 31 video clips.

Cardiac CT Imaging

Cardiac CT Imaging
Author: Matthew J. Budoff,Jerold S. Shinbane
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 563
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN 10: 3319282190
ISBN 13: 9783319282190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiac CT Imaging Book Review:

This book collates all the current knowledge of cardiac CT and presents it in a clinically relevant and practical textbook format appropriate for both cardiologists and radiologists. The images have been supplied by an experienced set of contributing authors and represent the full spectrum of cardiac CT. The field of Cardiovascular CT has experienced continued rapid evolution due to: 1) advances in technology, 2) expanded spectrum of cardiovascular applications and 3) significant growth in published data including large prospective multicenter studies. As increasing numbers have access to cardiac CT scanners, this book provides all the relevant information on this modality. This is an extensive update of the previous edition bringing the reader up-to-date with the immense amount of updated content in the discipline.

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Author: Raymond Y. Kwong,Michael Jerosch-Herold,Bobak Heydari
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 473
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN 10: 1493988417
ISBN 13: 9781493988419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Book Review:

The significantly updated second edition of this important work provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), a rapidly evolving tool for diagnosis and intervention of cardiovascular disease. New and updated chapters focus on recent applications of CMR such as electrophysiological ablative treatment of arrhythmias, targeted molecular MRI, and T1 mapping methods. The book presents a state-of-the-art compilation of expert contributions to the field, each examining normal and pathologic anatomy of the cardiovascular system as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging. Functional techniques such as myocardial perfusion imaging and assessment of flow velocity are emphasized, along with the exciting areas of artherosclerosis plaque imaging and targeted MRI. This cutting-edge volume represents a multi-disciplinary approach to the field, with contributions from experts in cardiology, radiology, physics, engineering, physiology and biochemistry, and offers new directions in noninvasive imaging. The Second Edition of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging is an essential resource for cardiologists and radiologists striving to lead the way into the future of this important field.

Imaging Coronary Arteries

Imaging Coronary Arteries
Author: David A. Dowe,Massimo Fioranelli,Paolo Pavone
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 8847026822
ISBN 13: 9788847026827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaging Coronary Arteries Book Review:

In non-fatal cases, cardiovascular diseases are associated with a decreased quality of life as well as a substantial economic burden to society. Most sudden cardiac events are related to the complications of a non-stenosing marginal plaque. For this reason, the ability to properly identify the atherosclerotic plaque with rapid, non-invasive techniques is of utmost clinical interest in diagnostic workup and therapeutic planning of symptomatic patient. Nowadays CT produces high-quality images of the coronary arteries, in addition to defining their location and the extent of the atherosclerotic involvement. This new edition is enriched with two important additions. Firstly, dedicated chapters on intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), catheter angiography, and nuclear imaging have been included, with some discussions on theoretical techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Secondly, a completely new section comprising more than 70 clinical cases remarkably expands the horizons reached by the previous edition. This volume provides general practitioners and cardiologists with a basic understanding of the imaging techniques. For radiologists with no direct experience in cardiac imaging, the book serves as an important source of information on coronary pathophysiology and anatomy.

Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease
Author: Zeev Vlodaver,Robert F. Wilson,Daniel J. Garry
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2012-01-07
ISBN 10: 146141475X
ISBN 13: 9781461414759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coronary Heart Disease Book Review:

Coronary Heart Disease: Clinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles presents a comprehensive picture of ischemic heart disease for practitioners, students, and investigators dealing with the varied facets of this complex subject. Individual chapters introduce the anatomy of the coronary blood vessels and cardiac development, while others consider current imaging modalities utilized for ischemic heart disease, including stress echo, nuclear diagnostic tests, non-invasive coronary artery imaging, and coronary angiography. Imaging chapters provide key clinical information on techniques and indications, and include examples of both normal and abnormal patterns. The principle thrust of the book concerns coronary atherosclerosis, the pathology of which is presented in conjunction with the results of anatomic, non-invasive imaging and angiographic studies. Related chapters cover atherogenesis, presenting new insights into the pathophysiology of the vulnerable plaque, the role of progenitor cells in vascular injury, inflammation and atherogenesis, and the genomics of vascular remodeling. Additional topics covered include angina pectoris, acute coronary syndromes, healed myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure, catheter-based and surgical revascularization, and surgical treatment of myocardial infarction and its sequelae. With contributions from a diverse group of internationally-known physicians with broad experience in the diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease, this book will be a valuable resource for practitioners in clinical cardiology, thoracic surgery, pathology, and cardiovascular molecular research, as well as for students in training.

Advances in Imaging Techniques in Ischemic Heart Disease

Advances in Imaging Techniques in Ischemic Heart Disease
Author: Ernst E. van der Wall,Thomas H. Marwick,Johan H. C. Reiber
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401103658
ISBN 13: 9789401103657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Imaging Techniques in Ischemic Heart Disease Book Review:

In recent years there have been tremendous advances in cardiac imaging techniques covering the complete spectrum from echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, magnetic resonance imaging to contrast angiography. With respect to these noninvasive and invasive cardiac imaging modalities, marked technological developments have allowed the cardiologist to visualize the myocardium in a far more refined manner than conventional imaging was capable of. Echocardiography has extended its domain with intravascular ultrasound, cardiovascular nuclear imaging has added positron emission tomography to its line of research, magnetic resonance imaging has been broadened with magnetic resonance angiography and spectroscopy, and finally contrast angiograp hy has widened its scope with excellent quantitation programs. For all these imaging modalities it is true that the application of dedicated quantitative analytic software packages enables the evaluation of the imaging studies in a more accurate, reliable, and reproducible manner. It goes without saying that these extensions and achievements have resulted in improved diagnostics and subsequently in improved patient care. Particularly in patients with ischemic heart disease, major progress has been made to detect coronary artery disease in an early phase of the disease process, to follow the atherosclerotic changes in the coronary arteries, to establish the functional and metabolic consequences of the luminal obstructions, and to accurately assess the results of interventional therapy.