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

Understand and utilize the latest nuclear cardiology technology

Nuclear Cardiology: Technical Applications offers comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the technical aspects of performing myocardial perfusion imaging. Essential to any cardiologist or cardiology technician who needs to keep abreast of the latest technology in nuclear cardiology, this well-illustrated resource is also a valuable board preparation tool.

Table of contents

I. Camera and Instrumentation
1. Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT)
2. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Instrumentation
II. Radiopharmaceuticals
3. Basic Principles of Flow Tracers
4. PET Radiopharmaceuticals5. Fatty Acid Metabolic SPECT Imaging: Applications in Nuclear Cardiology6. Cardiac Neuronal Imaging with 123 I-MIBGIII. 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.

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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