Nuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications

Nuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications

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By (author) Gary V. Heller, By (author) Robert C. Hendel

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
  • Format: Hardback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 239mm x 28mm | 1,383g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071624937
  • ISBN 13: 9780071624930
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 1,258,673

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This title offers a thorough, practical review of nuclear cardiology - covering everything from when to refer and which test to prescribe to interpreting results. It is updated with new and emerging techniques. "The authors have succeeded in providing a guide to understanding the basic principles of cardiovascular nuclear imaging, learning its applications, and interpreting the results that is ideally suited for cardiology and radiology trainees. 3 Stars." ("Doody's Review Service"). "Nuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications" provides concise, expert guidance on indications for nuclear cardiology procedures, specification of tests, and interpretation of results. Completely updated with the latest techniques and procedures, this well-illustrated guide is essential to clinicians who require a practical understanding of this specialty as well as trainees, including cardiology fellows and radiology residents. It is also a must-have review for anyone seeking certification or recertification in nuclear cardiology. It features coverage of new and emerging techniques in nuclear medicine, such as fatty acid and neurohumoral imaging, the use of hybrid technology, and cardiac positron emission tomograhic (PET) imaging. It emphasis on indications for tests helps you decide which nuclear test is the best choice for a particular problem. It includes valuable perspective of nuclear cardiology's role in patient management; review questions at the end of each chapter assure understanding of the material and prepare you for certification testing; chapters on quality initiatives in nuclear cardiology and the appropriate use of SPECT and PET procedures; and, (New) Extensive Q&A Full-color insert of radiograph images.

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Gary V. Heller MD, PhD Professor of Medicine and Nuclear Medicine University of Connecticut School of Medicine Farmington, CT Associate Director, Cardiology Director, Nuclear Cardiology Hartford Hospital Hartford, CT Robert C. Hendel, MD Professor of Medicine and Radiology Director of Cardiac Imaging and Outpatient Cardiology Services Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL Director, Cardiovascular Intensive Care UnitUniversitiy of Miami Hospital Miami, FL

Table of contents

Contributors Preface Section 1: The Building Blocks of Nuclear Cardiology 1. Fundamentals of Nuclear Cardiology Physics, Lindsey Tauxe 2. Dosimetry in Nuclear Cardiology, Dacian Bonta 3. Cardiac SPECT and PET Instrumentation, S. James Cullom, James A. Case, and Timothy A. Bateman 4. Quality Control for Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, April Mann Section 2: Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Procedures and Interpretation 5. Exercise and Pharmacologic Stress Testing, Robert C. Hendel 6. SPECT Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Protocols, Milena J. Henzlova and Lane Duvall 7. Assessment of Ventricular Function Using ECG-gated SPECT Imaging, Gary V. Heller, Sachin Navare, and Robert C. Hendel 8. Interpretation and Reporting of SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Robert C. Hendel 9. Quality, Appropriateness, and Accreditation/Certification in Nuclear Cardiology, Robert C. Hendel Section 3: Other Nuclear Cardiology Procedures 10. Radionuclide Angiography-Equilibrium and First Pass, Kim A. Williams 11. Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography, Kyle A. Richards and Gary V. Heller 12. Radionuclide SPECT Imaging of Myocardial Ischemia and Cardiac Innervation, Jeffrey A. Kohn and Mark I. Travin 13. Hybrid Imaging: SPECT-CT and PET-CT, Sanjeev A. Francis and Sharmila Dorbala Section 4: Applications and Indications of Nuclear Cardiology 14. Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Coronary Artery Disease, Osman Faheem and Gary V. Heller 15. Risk Stratification with Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Robert C. Hendel and Gary V. Heller 16. Preoperative Risk Assessment for Non-cardiac Surgery, William J. Mosley II and Thomas A. Holly 17. Evaluation of Ischemia Therapies in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease, Amyn Malik and Gary V. Heller 18. Radionuclide Imaging in Heart Failure, Gautam V. Ramani and Prem Soman 19. The Role of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in the Assessment of the Diabetic Patient, Dimitrios Barmpouletos and Gary V. Heller 20. Assessment of Women, Donna M. Polk and Gary V. Heller 21. Acute Rest Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in the Emergency Department, Anuj Shah, Asad Rizvi, and Gary V. Heller Section 5: Alternative Non-invasive Cardiac Procedures 22. ECG Exercise Testing, J. Wells Askew and Todd D. Miller 23. Echocardiography, Abhijeet Koli, Christopher Gans, and Thomas D. Stamos 24. Coronary Calcium Scanning for Risk Stratification of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Patients, Leslee J. Shaw 25. Cardiac CT Angiography (CCTA), Sanjeev Nair and Justin Lundbye 26. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Peter G. Danias Answers to Review Questions Index