Chapter 1. Basic Principles

  1. Francesco Fulvio Faletra MD Head of Cardiac Imaging Laboratory1,
  2. Natesa G. Pandian MD Professor of Medicine Co-Director2 and
  3. Siew Yen Ho PhD Head of Cardiac Morphology3

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch1

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

How to Cite

Faletra, F. F., Pandian, N. G. and Ho, S. Y. (2008) Basic Principles, in Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Center for Cardiovascular Imaging, Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 3

    National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180559

Online ISBN: 9781444300550



  • heart anatomy by multislice computed tomography (MSCT);
  • MSCT in imaging coronary arteries as cardiac imaging techniques;
  • high spatial resolution MSCT and entire heart superb 3D images;
  • multiplanar reconstruction (MPR);
  • curved multiplanar reconstruction (cMPR);
  • Maximum intensity projection (MIP);
  • virtual endoscopy;
  • 3D volume rendering technique - computer algorithm, axial CT image data into 3D images;
  • endocardial surface modality


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The machine

  • Post-processing imaging modalities

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