This small handbook provides a "just the facts" approach to the use of nuclear cardiology for the general cardiology population. It is an adjunct to the existing literature in providing a simple case-based approach to the methodology, application and results of the use of nuclear cardiology. It is a fast-access, pocket-sized compendium of information, heavily biased toward a clinical cardiology population. As such it will be a low-priced, colorful and appealing reference resource that will be popular to a large number of cardiologists internationally. As greater numbers of countries invest in the new techniques, the hunger for information will increase vastly.
SECTION I: Ordering the Test: Nuclear Cardiology Procedures.- 1.SPECT - R. Hendel.- 2. PET - J. Lundbye.- SECTION II. Patient Selection, Which Patient?.- 3.Overview of guidelines and appropriate use of criteria - K. Nelson and R. Hendel.- 4. Suspected coronary artery disease: symptomatic, asymptomatic, ED Imaging - R. Ruffin and G. Heller.- 5.Patients with CAD: Post MI, Post revascularization (CABG/PCI), stable CAD - D. Barmpouletos and G. Heller.- 6.Preoperative evaluation - Moreno and R. Hendel.- 7.Patients with heart failure - S. Nair and G. Heller.- 8.Unique populations: Diabetes, women, chronic renal failure, elderly - R. Pullatt and G. Heller.- SECTION III. Test performance: How to do it.- 9.Exercise stress testing - J. Dawson and R. Hendel.- 10.Pharmacologic Stress Testing - A. Badheka and R. Hendel.- 11.SPECT Radiopharmaceuticals - V. Tandon, N. Gauthier, C. Bensimon, T. Ruddy.- 12.SPECT Instrumentation - J. Strydhorst, R.A. Davies, Glenn Wells.- 13.PET Radiopharmaceuticals (A. C. Valadiva, T. Hadizad, J. DaSilva).- 14.PET Instrumentation J. Renaud, R. Beanlands, RA deKemp.- 15.Radiation safety (dosimetry and impact of serial testing) - G. mall, B. Chow, R. Hessian.- SECTION IV. Test results: What do they mean?.- 16.Interpretation and Reporting of SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging - R. Hendel.- 17.Risk stratification and management of Ischemic Heart Disease with Nuclear Cardiology - T. Tanawuttiwat and R. Hendel.- SECTION V. Comparative effectiveness of Nuclear Cardiology.- 18. Exercise tolerance testing - A. Malik and G. Heller.- 19.Echocardiography - M. Tracy and R. Hendel.- 20.Cardiac CT - T. Azemi and G. Heller, MD.- 21.Cardiac MRI - T. Azemi and G. Heller.- 22.Cardiac Catheterization - A. Malik and G. Heller