Nuclear Cardiology: Technical Applications: Technical Applications by Gary V. HellerNuclear Cardiology: Technical Applications: Technical Applications by Gary V. Heller

Nuclear Cardiology: Technical Applications: Technical Applications

byGary V. Heller, April Mann, Robert C. Hendel

Hardcover | December 12, 2008

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A detailed review of the techniques used in nuclear cardiology

This well-illustrated guide offers a comprehensive look at the principles and techniques behind myocardial perfusion imaging, including instrumentation and cameras, general considerations, radiopharmaceuticals, and radiation safety and regulatory issues.

Whether you are a physician or technologist, a resident or fellow in training, or are preparing for the Cardiology Board Exam, Nuclear Cardiology: Technical Applications is the most effective way to learn the important technical aspects of performing accurate nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT studies.


  • Offers an in-depth overview of technical information regarding stress procedures and imaging agents, as well as the acquisition and processing protocols related to nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular CT
  • Covers applications of PET, PET/CT, SPECT, and Gated SPECT
  • Reviews camera instrumentation and computer systems involved in nuclear cardiology studies
  • Discusses radiation safety and regulatory issues, including state regulations and licensure information
  • Numerous images, including a 16-page full-color insert
Gary V. Heller, MD, PhD, Associate Director, Cardiology Director, Nuclear Cardiology Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program Professor of Medicine and Nuclear Medicine University of Connecticut School of Medicine Hartford Hospital Hartford, CT April Mann, BA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), Manager Non-Invasive Car...
Title:Nuclear Cardiology: Technical Applications: Technical ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.5 × 7.9 × 1.1 inPublished:December 12, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071464751

ISBN - 13:9780071464758

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Table of Contents

Color plates appear after page 208

Section 1. Camera and Instrumentation

1. SPECT Instrumentation, James Kritzman
2. Positron Emission Tomography Instrumentation, R. Glenn Wells, Robert A. deKemp, and Rob S.B. Beanlands

Section 2: Radiopharmaceuticals

3. Basic Principles of Flow Tracers, Haris Athar and Gary V. Heller
4. PET Radiopharmaceuticals, Gavin Noble
5. Fatty Acid Metabolic SPECT Imaging: Applications in Nuclear Cardiology, Christopher Pastore, Edouard Daher, John Babich, and James E. Udelson
6. Cardiac Neuronal Imaging with 123I-mIBG, Mark Travin

Section 3: Principles and Technique Considerations for Stress Testing

7. Exercise Testing, Brian G. Abbott
8. Pharmacologic Stress Testing in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Technical ApplicationRami Doukky

Section 4: SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Techniques

9. Protocols and Acquisition Parameters for SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, April Mann
10. Myocardial SPECT Processing, Russell D. Folks
11. Technical Considerations in Quantifying Myocardial Perfusion and Function, Edward P. Ficaro and James R. Corbett
12. Artifacts and Quality Control for Myocardial SPECT Including Attenuation Correction, S. James Cullom

Section 5: Myocardial Perfusion Imaging PET Techniques

13. Positron Emission Tomographic Techniques and Procedures: Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Timothy M. Bateman
14. PET for Assessing Myocardial Viability, Marcelo F. Di Carli
15. Attenuation & Scatter Correction in Cardiac PET, James A. Case and Bai-Ling Hsu

Section 6: Cardiac Computerized Tomography

16. Fundamentals of Computed Tomography and Computed Tomography Angiography, James A. Case, Bai-Ling Hsu, and S. James Cullom

Section 7: Imaging Ventricular Function

17. Technical Aspects of Scintigraphic Evaluation of Ventricular Function, Kim A. Williams
18. ECG Gated SPECT Imaging, James A. Arrighi
19. Planar and SPECT Equilibrium Radionuclide Angiography, James A. Arrighi, Brian G. Abbott, and Frans J.Th. Wackers

Section 8: Radiation Safety and Regulatory Issues

20. Radiation Safety, Jennifer Prekeges