Nuclear Cardiac Imaging: Principles and Applications

Hardcover | November 3, 2015

EditorAmi E. Iskandrian, Ernest V. Garcia

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Nuclear cardiac imaging refers to cardiac radiological diagnostic techniques performed with the aid of radiopharmaceuticals, which are perfused into the myocardium as markers. These imaging studies provide a wide range of information about the heart, including the contractility of the heart,the amount of blood supply to the heart and whether parts of the heart muscle are alive or dead. This is essential information for cardiologists, and nuclear imaging has become an increasingly important part of the cardiologist's armamentarium. Chapters in Nuclear Cardiac Imaging cover historical, technical and physiological considerations, diagnosis and prognosis, conditions other than Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), advanced cardiac imaging, and challenges and opportunities. New to the fifth edition are key point summaries at the start ofeach chapter, clinical cases with videos, and a question and answer chapter on practical issues. This volume is ideal for nuclear cardiologists in training and nuclear clinicians alike who are searching for quick answers to important clinical and technical questions.

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Nuclear cardiac imaging refers to cardiac radiological diagnostic techniques performed with the aid of radiopharmaceuticals, which are perfused into the myocardium as markers. These imaging studies provide a wide range of information about the heart, including the contractility of the heart,the amount of blood supply to the heart and w...

Ami E. Iskandrian is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Chief of Nuclear Cardiology in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ernest V. Garcia is an Endowed Professor in Cardiac Imaging in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University's School of Me...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:768 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I. Historical, Technical and Physiological Considerations1. Nuclear Cardiology: History and Milestones2. Radiation physics and Radiation Safety3. SPECT and PET Instrumentation: Conventional and New4. Kinetics of Conventional and New Cardiac Radiotracers5. Radionuclide Angiography: Planar and Tomographic6. Gated SPECT MPI: Imaging Protocols and Acquisition7. Gated SPECT MPI Processing and Quantitation8. Image Artifacts9. Attenuation Correction10. Pharmacological Stress TestingSection II. Diagnosis and Risk Assessment11. Treadmill Exercise Testing12. Gated SPECT Perfusion in Diagnosis/Risk Assessment in Stable Patients13. Risk Assessment in Acute Coronary Syndromes14. Risk Assessment Before Noncardiac Surgery15. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Before and After Cardiac Revascularization16. Screening Asymptomatic Subjects17. Role of Imaging in Chronic Kidney Disease18. Role of Imaging in Diabetes Mellitus19. Imaging Patients with Chest Pain in the Emergency Department20. Role of PET in Diagnosis and Risk Assessment in Patients with Known or Suspected CAD21. Myocardial Viability Assessment: Nuclear Techniques and Clinical ImplicationsSection III. Role of Nuclear Imaging Beyond CAD22. Phase analysis for Dyssynchrony by MPI and MUGA23. Imaging Myocardial Innervation24. Measurements of Myocardial Blood Flow by Imaging25. Imaging of Myocardial Metabolism26. Inflammatory, Infiltrative Diseases, and Tumors27. Radionuclide Imaging in Heart FailureSection IV. Advances in Cardiac Imaging28. Hybrid Imaging29. Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging30. Use of Artificial Intelligence Including Decision Support Systems in Cardiac ImagingSection V. Challenges for Nuclear Cardiology31. Physician Certification and Lab Accreditation32. Cost-Effectiveness of Imaging with Nuclear Cardiology33. Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria34. Radiation Considerations35. Practical Issues: Ask the Experts