This focused issue on “Clinical Impact of Cardiac CT in Clinical Practice” is edited by Dr. Filippo Cademartiri, Cardiovascular Imaging Unit, SDN Foundation IRCCS, Naples, Italy.
Dr. Cademartiri is currently Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Service at SDN IRCCS (Naples/IT) and Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Service at Affidea Italy (Padua-Monselice/IT). He is also Chief of the Department of Radiology at Villa Berica Hospital (Vicenza/IT). Dr. Cademartiri developed its core clinical experience in Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular, Emergency Radiology (CT and MRI). He is author or co-author of >1000 publications of which 360 indexed in PubMed, 11 books and more than 80 book chapters. He is member of the Italian Society of Radiology and of the European Society of Radiology.
Focused issue outline:
- Introduction to this focused issue
- Coronary atherosclerosis as the main endpoint of Imaging in Cardiology
- Evolution of epidemiology, pathophysiology and natural history of atherosclerosis relevant for non-invasive imaging
- Cardiac CT: anatomical features
- Cardiac CT perfusion: insights into static rest perfusion
- Cardiac CT FFRct-perfusion: pathophysiological features in stress perfusion
- Updated diagnostic & prognostic paradigm for CAD (NICE/SCOT/PROMISE- CONFIRM, ICONIC, PARADIGM)
- Re-appraisal of coronary revascularization criteria in the light of new evidence
- Cardiac CT: radiomics & Noninvasive targeting of specific molecules and structures to individualize risk, diagnosis & therapy in coronary atherosclerosis
- Technical development in cardiac CT: current standards and future improvements
- CCT & the planning interventional procedures: integration and innovation