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Nuclear Cardiac Imaging

Principles and Applications

Ami E. Iskandrian Ernest V. Garcia



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Oxford University Press Inc
22 October 2015
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. Chapters in Nuclear Cardiac Imaging cover historical, technical and physiological considerations, diagnosis and prognosis, conditions other than Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), advanced cardiac imaging, and challenges and opportunities. New to the fifth edition are key point summaries at the start of each chapter, clinical cases with videos, and a question and answer chapter on practical issues. This volume is ideal for nuclear cardiologists in training and nuclear clinicians alike who are searching for quick answers to important clinical and technical questions.
Edited by:   Ami E. Iskandrian, Ernest V. Garcia
Imprint:   Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   5th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 284mm,  Width: 223mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   2.690kg
ISBN:   9780199392094
ISBN 10:   0199392099
Pages:   768
Publication Date:   22 October 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Section I. Historical, Technical and Physiological Considerations 1. Nuclear Cardiology: History and Milestones 2. Radiation physics and Radiation Safety 3. SPECT and PET Instrumentation: Conventional and New 4. Kinetics of Conventional and New Cardiac Radiotracers 5. Radionuclide Angiography: Planar and Tomographic 6. Gated SPECT MPI: Imaging Protocols and Acquisition 7. Gated SPECT MPI Processing and Quantitation 8. Image Artifacts 9. Attenuation Correction 10. Pharmacological Stress Testing Section II. Diagnosis and Risk Assessment 11. Treadmill Exercise Testing 12. Gated SPECT Perfusion in Diagnosis/Risk Assessment in Stable Patients 13. Risk Assessment in Acute Coronary Syndromes 14. Risk Assessment Before Noncardiac Surgery 15. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Before and After Cardiac Revascularization 16. Screening Asymptomatic Subjects 17. Role of Imaging in Chronic Kidney Disease 18. Role of Imaging in Diabetes Mellitus 19. Imaging Patients with Chest Pain in the Emergency Department 20. Role of PET in Diagnosis and Risk Assessment in Patients with Known or Suspected CAD 21. Myocardial Viability Assessment: Nuclear Techniques and Clinical Implications Section III. Role of Nuclear Imaging Beyond CAD 22. Phase analysis for Dyssynchrony by MPI and MUGA 23. Imaging Myocardial Innervation 24. Measurements of Myocardial Blood Flow by Imaging 25. Imaging of Myocardial Metabolism 26. Inflammatory, Infiltrative Diseases, and Tumors 27. Radionuclide Imaging in Heart Failure Section IV. Advances in Cardiac Imaging 28. Hybrid Imaging 29. Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging 30. Use of Artificial Intelligence Including Decision Support Systems in Cardiac Imaging Section V. Challenges for Nuclear Cardiology 31. Physician Certification and Lab Accreditation 32. Cost-Effectiveness of Imaging with Nuclear Cardiology 33. Guidelines and Appropriate Use Criteria 34. Radiation Considerations 35. Practical Issues: Ask the Experts

Ami E. Iskandrian is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Radiology in the Division of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ernest V. Garcia is an Endowed Professor in Cardiac Imaging in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University's School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

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