Nuclear Cardiology: Technical Applications

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December 22, 2008


Electronic book text, 448 pages

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0071641114 / 9780071641111

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Main description

  • Builds on the success of Nuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications (by the same author team)
  • Audience: Cardiologists, Nuclear Cardiology Technicians, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and those preparing for the Cardiology Board
  • Includes a four-color photo insert
  • Concise, to-the-point presentation is perfect for busy clinicians

Table of contents

I. Camera and Instrumentation
1. Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT)
2. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Instrumentation
3. Basic Principles of Flow Tracers
4. PET Radiopharmaceuticals 5. Fatty Acid Metabolic SPECT Imaging: Applications in Nuclear Cardiology 6. Cardiac Neuronal Imaging with 123 I-MIBG III. Principles & Technique Considerations for Stress Testing
7. Exercise Testing
8. Pharmacologic Stress Testing in Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Technical Application
IV. SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Techniques
9. Acquisitions
10. Myocardial SPECT Processing
11. Technical Considerations in Quantifying Myocardial Perfusion & Function
12. Technical Artifacts with MI Perfusion SPECT
V. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging PET Techniques
13. PET Perfusion/CT
14. PET for Assessing Myocardial Viability
15. Attenuation & Scatter Correction in Cardiac PET
VI. Cardiac Computerized Tomography
16. Procedures and Principles
VII. Imaging Ventricular Function
17. Overview of the Evaluation of Ventricular Function and First Pass Imaging
18. ECG Gated SPECT Imaging
19. Planar and SPECT Equilibrium Radionuclide Angiography
VIII. Radiation Safety and Regulatory Issues
20. Principles & Procedures

Author comments

Gary V. Heller, MD, PhD, is Associate Director, Cardiology and Professor of Medicine and Nuclear Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Hartford Hospital.

April Mann, BA, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), Manager, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Hartford Hospital.

Robert C. Hendel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL.

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