Nuclear Cardiac Imaging: Principles and Applications

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Ami E. Iskandrian, Ernest V. Garcia
Oxford University Press, USA, Sep 25, 2008 - Medical - 732 pages
Nuclear cardiac imaging refers to cardiac radiological diagnostic techniques performed with the aid of radiopharmaceuticals, which are perfused into the myocardium as markers. These imaging studies provide a wide range of information about the heart, including the contractility of the heart, the amount of blood supply to the heart and whether parts of the heart muscle are alive or dead. This is essential information for cardiologists, and nuclear imaging has become an increasingly important part of the cardiologist's armamentarium.Iskandrian's text has become a leading book in the field and the fourth edition will continue the tradition. The text is completely updated to reflect the many advances in the field, and, as a new feature, each chapter concludes with a Q&A session on important and difficult clinical issues.
 

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Contents

1 A Brief Historical Perspective on Nuclear Cardiology
3
2 Radiation Physics and Radiation Safety
10
3 Imaging Instrumentation
31
4 Kinetics of Myocardial Perfusion SPECT Imaging Radiotracers
59
5 Acquisition Processing and Quantification of Nuclear Cardiac Images
83
6 Quantification of SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Images
102
7 Image Artifacts
117
8 Myocardial Perfusion SinglePhoton Emission Computed Tomography Attenuation Correction
147
21 Accuracy of Cardiovascular Imaging for the Assessment of Cardiac Symptoms in Women
417
22 Imaging Patients with Chest Pain in the Emergency Department
430
23 Imaging Left Ventricular Remodeling
445
24 Iodinated Fatty Acid Imaging
462
25 Imaging Myocardial Innervation
477
26 FirstPass Radionuclide Angiography
485
Equilibrium Imaging
515
28 Positron Emission Tomography
541

9 Gated SPECT
161
10 Gated Blood Pool SPECT
184
11 SPECTCT and PETCT Hybrid Imaging and Image Fusion
202
Old and New
218
13 Infarct Sizing
230
14 Treadmill Exercise Testing
241
15 Exercise Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
267
16 Pharmacological Stress Testing
293
Suspected CADKnown Stable CAD
316
18 Risk Assessment in Acute Coronary Syndromes
339
19 Risk Assessment before Noncardiac Surgery
385
20 Use of Nuclear Techniques in the Assessment of Patients before and after Cardiac Revascularization Procedures
397
29 Cardiac PET Imaging without an OnSite Medical Cyclotron
559
30 Myocardial ViabilityHibernation
573
Current Progress and Future Prospects
590
32 Noninvasive Imaging Techniques in the Detection and Prognostication of Coronary Artery Disease
609
33 CostEffectiveness of Myocardial Perfusion SPECT Compared to Other Diagnostic Testing Modalities
621
34 Screening of Asymptomatic Patients
631
35 Artificial Intelligence Methods in Nuclear Cardiology
661
Appropriateness Training Physician Certification Laboratory Accreditation and Reporting
674
37 Cardiac Computed Tomography for the Nuclear Cardiology Specialist
688
Ask the Experts
703
Index
719
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Ami Iskandrian is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Alabama. Ernest Gardia is a Professor and Director of Radiology at the School of Medicine at Emory University.

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