It is a great pleasure to introduce this third, completely revised and updated edition of the s- cessful volume on multislice CT, which was frst published in 2002. It is amazing to observe the continuing rapid technological development in multislice CT and its new clinical applications. Tis volume again ofers a comprehensive overview of all recent new experimental and clinical research in this feld, but it also includes new chapters on dynamic volume CT with 320 detector rows and on fat detector CT. Numerous new and excellent illust- tions help to push this book into an even higher scientifc orbit. I am again deeply indebted to the editors, M.F. Reiser, C.R. Becker, K. Nikolaou, and G. Glazer, for their high level of dedication and eforts to edit this 3rd volume in such a short time period in order to include all the latest advances in multislice CT. I also congratulate the editors and the contributing authors, all internationally well-known CT experts, on the in-depth coverage of the individual chapters. Tis volume is a must for certifed radiologists to update their knowledge and a source of - sic information on CT for radiologists in training. Referring medical and surgical specialists will fnd it very useful for the daily clinical management of their patients. Leuven Albert L. B aert Series Editor Preface Multi-detector row technology has become an established CT imaging modality worldwide.