This book provides the most up-to-date coverage of the combined use of imaging modalities in order to acquire important functional and morphological information on cardiovascular disease and enhance disease detection. The recent developments in PET/MRI, cardiac CT, PET/CT and SPECT/CT and their impact on clinical practice are explained and special attention is also devoted to imaging parameters and protocols for use in practice and research. The utility of multimodality imaging techniques for diagnosis and evaluation is discussed in the context of various clinical scenarios, including ischemic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, myocardial fibrosis, cardiac sarcoidosis and atherosclerotic plaque disease. Written by renowned researchers and clinicians, the book is an ideal concise reference on today’s most advanced imaging techniques. It will appeal to all clinicians, trainees and technicians who are involved in the diagnosis and risk assessment of cardiovascular disease.
- Examines the combined use of imaging modalities in various clinical scenarios
- Discusses recent developments in PET/MRI, cardiac CT, PET/CT, and SPECT/CT and their significance for diagnosis and evaluation
- Devotes detailed attention to imaging parameters and protocols
PET/MRI: Physics, Instrumentation, and Scanners.- Potential Role of Cardiac PET/MRI in Cardiovascular Disease - Initial Experience.- PET/MRI for Cardiac Imaging.- Technical Considerations.- Role of PET and MRI in Assessing Cardiac Sarcoidosis.- Myocardial Viability: Hibernating and Stunning Myocardium - underlying Pathophysiology.- Concepts of SPECT, PET and MRI in the assessment of myocardial viability leading to PET/MRI.- Adding T-1 Mapping and MRI for Myocardial Fibrosis Assessment.- Potential of PET/MRI in Assessment of Cardiovascular Plaque Burden and Activity.- CT in Assessing Coronary Morphology, Perfusion and Viability.- 3D Fusion Display of CT-Coronary Angiography and Scintigraphic Perfusion Imaging.- 3D Fusion Display of CT-Coronary Angiography and PET-Determined Myocardial Flow Reserve. Is it the Future?.- Adding CT-measurements of Coronary Artery Calcification to SPECT Perfusion Imaging for Risk Stratification.- Cardiac Risk Stratification in Heart Failure Patients - Combining Assessment of Myocardial Viability with Sympathetic Innervations.