Nuclear Cardiology, the Basics

Nuclear Cardiology, the Basics : How to Set Up and Maintain a Laboratory

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The purpose of this book is to provide the outline for the "nuts and bolts" establishment and operation of a nuclear cardiology laboratory. In so doing, the authors have attempted to deal with the relevant issues that a laboratory director must address in either setting up the laboratory or maintaining its competitive edge and clinical competence over time. The authors primarily attempted to identify issues related to outpatient imaging facilities. However, where appropriate issues related to inpatients in hospital-based laboratories are also discussed.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 433 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 816.46g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2008
  • 54 black & white tables, biography
  • 1588299244
  • 9781588299246

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From the reviews of the second edition: "In this book, the authors explain what it takes to initiate and maintain a nuclear laboratory. ... The intended audience is primarily cardiology, radiology, and nuclear medicine physicians-in-training, as well as practicing physicians who want to understand management of a nuclear imaging laboratory. ... This book covers every aspect of a nuclear imaging laboratory's operations. ... This well thought out and written book on how to effectively manage a nuclear laboratory covers common problem areas." (Christopher Louis Paris, Doody's Review Service, April, 2008) "This book ... is geared toward the department director, technical manager, chief technologist, administrator or other individual in the process of starting or obtaining accreditation for a nuclear cardiology laboratory. For anyone managing a cardiology laboratory, this book is an excellent review. ... The chapters are easy to understand ... . It is a great 'A-Z' book ... . The author has created an excellent blueprint for standardized quality imaging in nuclear cardiology." (David Gilmore, Radiologic Technology, Vol. 79 (5), May/June, 2008) "This text is the second edition of a guide to setting up a free-standing outpatient nuclear cardiology laboratory. ... The text is written by physician and technologist experts in nuclear cardiology ... . Overall, this text should be useful for individuals completing their training in nuclear cardiology either through cardiology or nuclear medicine residencies." (H. William Strauss, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, July, 2008)show more

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The purpose of this book is to provide the outline for the "nuts and bolts" establishment and operation of a nuclear cardiology laboratory. In so doing, the authors have attempted to deal with the relevant issues that a laboratory director must address in either setting up the laboratory or maintaining its competitive edge and clinical competence over time. The authors primarily attempted to identify issues related to outpatient imaging facilities. However, where appropriate issues related to inpatients in hospital-based laboratories are also discussed. In this new edition, the authors have kept the basic format established in the first edition. In addition to reviewing, modifying and updating each chapter in the first edition, they have added entirely new chapters on PET imaging, hybrid imaging and the clinical appropriateness of nuclear cardiology procedures.show more

Table of contents

Table of contents Introduction 3 Chapter 1 Getting Started 6 Chapter 2 Laboratory Logistics 26 Chapter 3 Radiation Safety 35 Chapter 4 Patient Preparation 42 Chapter 5 Stress Procedures 50 Chapter 6 SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Acquisition and Processing Protocols 72 Chapter 7 Planar Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Acquisition and Processing Protocols 89 Chapter 8 Planar Equilibrium Angiocardiography Acquisition and Processing Protocols 94 Chapter 9 SPECT Equilibrium Angiocardiography Acquisition and Processing Protocols 103 Chapter 10 Display and Analysis of SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Images 110 Chapter 11 Acquisition, Processing, Display and Analysis of PET Imaging 122 Chapter 12 Hybrid Imaging 143 Chapter 13 Display and Analysis of Planar Myocardial Perfusion Images 149 Chapter 14 Display and Analysis of Planar Equilibrium Angiocardiography 152 Chapter 15 Display and Analysis of SPECT Equilibrium Angiocardiography 156 Chapter 16 Cardiac Nuclear Imaging Artifacts 160 Chapter 17 Nuclear Cardiology Reports 179 Chapter 18 Remote Reading and Networking 189 Chapter 19 Quality Assurance 194 Chapter 20 Other Laboratory Protocols and Policies 204 Chapter 21 Emergency Department Imaging 216 Chapter 22 Laboratory Accreditation 221 Chapter 23 Coding and Billing 226 Chapter 24 Appropriateness Guidelines 233show more

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From the reviews of the second edition: "In this book, the authors explain what it takes to initiate and maintain a nuclear laboratory. ... The intended audience is primarily cardiology, radiology, and nuclear medicine physicians-in-training, as well as practicing physicians who want to understand management of a nuclear imaging laboratory. ... This book covers every aspect of a nuclear imaging laboratory's operations. ... This well thought out and written book on how to effectively manage a nuclear laboratory covers common problem areas." (Christopher Louis Paris, Doody's Review Service, April, 2008) "This book ... is geared toward the department director, technical manager, chief technologist, administrator or other individual in the process of starting or obtaining accreditation for a nuclear cardiology laboratory. For anyone managing a cardiology laboratory, this book is an excellent review. ... The chapters are easy to understand ... . It is a great 'A-Z' book ... . The author has created an excellent blueprint for standardized quality imaging in nuclear cardiology." (David Gilmore, Radiologic Technology, Vol. 79 (5), May/June, 2008) "This text is the second edition of a guide to setting up a free-standing outpatient nuclear cardiology laboratory. ... The text is written by physician and technologist experts in nuclear cardiology ... . Overall, this text should be useful for individuals completing their training in nuclear cardiology either through cardiology or nuclear medicine residencies." (H. William Strauss, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, July, 2008)show more

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