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History of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

ByMartin J Lipton

Historically, the diagnosis of heart disease has depended

largely upon radiographic methods. This chapter describes

the key requirements for imaging the heart using conven-

tional X-ray methods and with Computed Tomography

(CT) when it became available; it describes the feasibility

and validation studies which formed the basis for modern

clinical cardiac CT.