Nuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications, Second Edition: Practical Applications, Second Edition by Gary V. HellerNuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications, Second Edition: Practical Applications, Second Edition by Gary V. Heller

Nuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications, Second Edition: Practical Applications, Second Edition

byGary V. Heller, Robert C. Hendel

Hardcover | October 12, 2010

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A thorough, practical review of nuclear cardiology -– covering everything from when to refer and which test to prescribe to interpreting results

Updated with new and emerging techniques

"The authors have succeeded in providing a guide to understanding the basic principles of cardiovascular nuclear imaging, learning its applications, and interpreting the results that is ideally suited for cardiology and radiology trainees. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

Nuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications provides concise, expert guidance on indications for nuclear cardiology procedures, specification of tests, and interpretation of results. Completely updated with the latest techniques and procedures, this well-illustrated guide is essential to clinicians who require a practical understanding of this specialty as well as trainees, including cardiology fellows and radiology residents. It is also a must-have review for anyone seeking certification or recertification in nuclear cardiology.


  • Coverage of new and emerging techniques in nuclear medicine, such as fatty acid and neurohumoral imaging, the use of hybrid technology, and cardiac positron emission tomograhic (PET) imaging
  • Emphasis on indications for tests helps you decide which nuclear test is the best choice for a particular problem
  • Valuable perspective of nuclear cardiology’s role in patient management
  • Review questions at the end of each chapter assure understanding of the material and prepare you for certification testing
  • NEW chapters on quality initiatives in nuclear cardiology and the appropriate use of SPECT and PET procedures
  • New: Extensive Q&A
  • Full-color insert of radiograph images
Gary V. Heller MD, PhD Professor of Medicine and Nuclear Medicine University of Connecticut School of Medicine Farmington, CT Associate Director, Cardiology Director, Nuclear Cardiology Hartford Hospital Hartford, CT Robert C. Hendel, MD Professor of Medicine and Radiology Director of Cardiac Imaging and O...
Title:Nuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications, Second Edition: Practical Applications, Second EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.5 × 7.4 × 1.1 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071624937

ISBN - 13:9780071624930

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Table of Contents

Section 1: The Building Blocks of Nuclear Cardiology
1. Fundamentals of Nuclear Cardiology Physics, Lindsey Tauxe
2. Dosimetry in Nuclear Cardiology, Dacian Bonta
3. Cardiac SPECT and PET Instrumentation, S. James Cullom, James A. Case, and Timothy A. Bateman
4. Quality Control for Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, April Mann
Section 2: Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Procedures and Interpretation
5. Exercise and Pharmacologic Stress Testing, Robert C. Hendel
6. SPECT Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Protocols, Milena J. Henzlova and Lane Duvall
7. Assessment of Ventricular Function Using ECG-gated SPECT Imaging, Gary V. Heller, Sachin Navare, and Robert C. Hendel
8. Interpretation and Reporting of SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Robert C. Hendel
9. Quality, Appropriateness, and Accreditation/Certification in Nuclear Cardiology, Robert C. Hendel
Section 3: Other Nuclear Cardiology Procedures
10. Radionuclide Angiography-Equilibrium and First Pass, Kim A. Williams
11. Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography, Kyle A. Richards and Gary V. Heller
12. Radionuclide SPECT Imaging of Myocardial Ischemia and Cardiac Innervation, Jeffrey A. Kohn and Mark I. Travin
13. Hybrid Imaging: SPECT-CT and PET-CT, Sanjeev A. Francis and Sharmila Dorbala
Section 4: Applications and Indications of Nuclear Cardiology
14. Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease, Osman Faheem and Gary V. Heller
15. Risk Stratification with Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Robert C. Hendel and Gary V. Heller
16. Preoperative Risk Assessment for Non-cardiac Surgery, William J. Mosley II and Thomas A. Holly
17. Evaluation of Ischemia Therapies in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease, Amyn Malik and Gary V. Heller
18. Radionuclide Imaging in Heart Failure, Gautam V. Ramani and Prem Soman
19. The Role of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in the Assessment of the Diabetic Patient, Dimitrios Barmpouletos and Gary V. Heller
20. Assessment of Women, Donna M. Polk and Gary V. Heller
21. Acute Rest Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in the Emergency Department, Anuj Shah, Asad Rizvi, and Gary V. Heller
Section 5: Alternative Non-invasive Cardiac Procedures
22. ECG Exercise Testing, J. Wells Askew and Todd D. Miller
23. Echocardiography, Abhijeet Koli, Christopher Gans, and Thomas D. Stamos
24. Coronary Calcium Scanning for Risk Stratification of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Patients, Leslee J. Shaw
25. Cardiac CT Angiography (CCTA), Sanjeev Nair and Justin Lundbye
26. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Peter G. Danias
Answers to Review Questions