Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology provides detailed guidance on how to and how not to perform imaging studies so you can get the best image quality and avoid artifacts. Ami E. Iskandrian and the editorial team responsible for Braunwald's Heart Disease bring you the most clinically relevant, case-based, evidence-based, practical, and contemporary atlas of nuclear cardiology. High-quality, full-color images ensure that you get the possible results. The included DVD features additional images and videos so that you get even more value out of this great resource.
- Access the fully searchable contents online at www.expertconsult.com, along with a moving image library that demonstrates myocardial perfusion imaging, myocardial tracers, PET, PET-CT, and gated SPECT.
- Stay current on recent developments in nuclear cardiac imaging such as equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography (ERNA) and first-pass radionuclide angiography (FPRNA).
- Master the application of techniques to specific clinical situations with detailed case studies and discussions of challenging issues.
- Gain a clear visual understanding from numerous, high-quality images in full color.
- Find information quickly and easily thanks to a practical, consistent format throughout the text.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Evaluating Myocardial Perfusion SPECT: the Normal Study
- Interpretation, Reporting and Guidelines
- Image Artifacts
- Radionuclide angiography
- Choice of stress test
- Use in stable patients with known or suspected CAD
- Serial testing
- Patients with PCI and CABG
- Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome
- Risk-Stratification prior to Non-Cardiac Surgery
- MPI of Special Patient Groups
- Applications in patients with heart failure and cardiomyopathy
- Other Forms of Heart Disease
- Patients with Chest Pain in the Emergency Department
- Viability assessment
- Extra cardiac incidental findings
- Newer Tools for Assessment of Heart Failure
- Improving SPECT MPI efficiency and reducing radiation
- Myocardial Perfusion SPECT/CT: The Added Value of CT Imaging
- Cardiac PET and PET/CT: Artifacts and Tracers
By Ami E. Iskandrian, MD, MACC, FAHA, FASNC, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Radiology Section Chief, Nuclear Cardiology Division CV Diseases, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama and Ernest V. Garcia, MD, Department of Radiology, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia