Nuclear Cardiology

Paperback | March 15, 2008

byNikant Sabharwal, Andrew Kelion, Chee Yee Loong

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This is the first concise guide to nuclear cardiology that provides a comprehensive overview of the current practice of the speciality. It has been designed as a useful pocket reference to aid trainees and specialists during the process of acquiring and reporting nuclear cardiology scans. Itcan be used as both an introductory text for newcomers to the technique as well as a reference for the more experienced. The book covers all major aspects of nuclear cardiology with information that is useful to technicians, nurses, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and cardiologists. Thereis a strong emphasis on reporting and clinical correlation as well as commonly encountered pitfalls.The book has been divided into the following broad sections: physics and instrumentation; radiopharmaceuticals and protocols; stress testing; myocardial perfusion SPECT and radionuclide ventriculography image interpretation; and clinical value of nuclear cardiology.The book provides the core knowledge and advanced information required to facilitate setting up and provide a clinically relevant service. Wherever possible the text is based on published international guidelines, and aims to demystify the investigations whilst remaining authoritative.

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This is the first concise guide to nuclear cardiology that provides a comprehensive overview of the current practice of the speciality. It has been designed as a useful pocket reference to aid trainees and specialists during the process of acquiring and reporting nuclear cardiology scans. Itcan be used as both an introductory text for ...

Dr Nikant Sabharwal qualified in 1996. He completed his medical SHO rotation and MRCP in 1999. He has done research in Nuclear Cardiology at Northwick Park Hospital (Harrow, Middlesex) towards his MD thesis. He was appointed to the Specialist Registrar training programme in Cardiology in the Oxford Deanery in 2003. His sub-speciality ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.51 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199206449

ISBN - 13:9780199206445

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to nuclear cardiology2. Radiation physics, biology and protection3. The gamma camera4. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)5. Radionuclide ventriculography6. Introduction to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy7. Stress testing for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy8. Radiopharmaceuticals used in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy9. Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy: Image interpretation10. Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy: clinical value11. Imaging with iodine -123- labelled radiopharmaceuticals12. Cardiac positron emission tomography (PET)