Nuclear Cardiology: Technical Applications: Technical Applications (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 12, 2008 - Medical - 352 pages
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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.

Features:

  • 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
  

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Contents

Radiopharmaceuticals
47
Principles and Technique Considerations for Stress Testing
95
SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Techniques
123
Color plates
209
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging PET Techniques
209
Cardiac Computerized Tomography
247
Imaging Ventricular Function
271
Radiation Safety and Regulatory Issues
313
Index
329
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About the author (2008)

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 Cardiology
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT

Robert C. Hendel, MD,FACC, FAHA, FASNC,
Midwest Heart Specialists
Winfield, IL

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