Nuclear Cardiac Imaging

Nuclear Cardiac Imaging : Principles and Applications

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The third edition of Nuclear Cardiac Imaging is intended to be the definitive reference textbook in the field. The chapter authors, handpicked by the editors, are all leading authorities in their respective topics. Their contributions provide a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art in their subject areas. Great emphasis is given to myocardial perfusion imaging, but other procedures, such as radionuclide angiography, metabolic and receptor imaging, and positron emission tomography are also covered in depth. The book also includes details of non-nuclear alternatives to nuclear cardiac techniques, and how they compare. Also discussed are the cost-effectiveness of nuclear cardiac imaging, special considerations when applying nuclear cardiac imaging to women, and imaging in emergency medicine, as well as interpreting and reporting nuclear studies, certification in nuclear cardiology and laboratory accreditation. This book will appeal to nuclear cardiologists, imaging specialists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons and other radiologists and nuclear medicine specialists. The extensive use of tables and figures will also enable the text to be used as a teaching more

Product details

  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 220.98 x 287.02 x 30.48mm | 1,927.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 139 line illustrations, 140 black and white photographs and 16 page full colour insert
  • 0195143515
  • 9780195143515

Table of contents

1. A Brief Historical Perspective on Nuclear Cardiology; 2. Radiation Physics and Radiation Safety; 3. Imaging Instrumentation; 4. Kinetics of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Radiotracers; 5. Acquisition, Processing and Quantification of Nuclear Cardiac Images; 6. Image Artifacts; 7. Myocardial Perfusion Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Attenuation Correction; 8. Gated Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography; 9. Exercise Treadmill Testing and Exercise Myocardial Perfusion Imaging; 10. Pharmacologic Stress Testing and Other Alternative Techniques in the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease; 11. Risk assessment in CAD; 12. Use of Nuclear Techniques in the Assessment of Patients before and after Cardiac Revascularization Procedures; 13. Diagnosis and Risk Assessment in Women; 14. Evaluation of Patients with Acute Chest Pain Syndromes: Assessment with Perfusion Imaging in the Emergency Department; 15. Fatty Acid and MIBG Imaging; 16. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in the Assessment of Therapeutic Interventions; 17. Radionuclide Angiography; 18. Positron Emission Tomography; 19. Myocardial Viability/Hibernation; 20. Other Heart Diseases; 21. Development of Newer Radiotracers for Evaluation of Myocardial and Vascular Disorders; 22. Nuclear Cardiology Compared to Other Imaging Methods; 23. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Nuclear Cardiology; 24. Interpreting and Reporting Nuclear Studies; 25. ACC/AHA/ASNC Guidelines and Position Papers; 26. Practical Aspects of Running a Nuclear Cardiology Laboratoryshow more

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This is a valuable textbook for both experienced nuclear cardiologists and trainees, and an excellent source of information on the basic and clinical aspects of nuclear imaging of the heart. British Journal of Cardiologyshow more