Cardiac SPECT Imaging, Second Edition offers the best of all possible worlds--a critical topic, internationally recognized authors and cutting-edge coverage. It guides you through all aspects of the modality--from basic principles (acquiring and processing images, quality control)...and clinical applications (evaluating myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease)...to the very latest equipment. It even compares SPECT with other modalities (PET, CT, MRI, and echocardiography) to ensure smart, cost-effective decisions by both the cardiologist and nuclear medicine physician. Look for new chapters on attenuation correction, gated perfusion SPECT, radiopharmaceuticals, and myocardial perfusion SPECT, as well as the very latest on myocardial perfusion SPECT in conjunction with exercise and pharmacologic stress, assessment of perfusion/viability with Tc-99m agents, how SPECT compares with other advanced cardiac imaging modalities, and more
Table of Contents
Part 1: General considerations - Principles of Cardiac SPECT; quality control for SPECT imaging; quantitative analysis of SPECT myocardial perfusion; advanced computer methods in Cardiac SPECT; advances in instrumentation for Cardiac SPECT; attenuation correction; gated perfusion SPECT: technical considerations; radiopharmaceuticals. Part 2: Clinical considerations - assessment of myocardial perfusion and viability with Thallium-201; assessment of perfusion and viability with Tc-99m agents; gated perfusion SPECT: clinical considerations; artifacts in SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging; myocardial perfusion SPECT in conjunction with exercise and pharmacologic stress: prognostic applications in the clinical management of patients with coronary artery disease; cost effectiveness of myocardial perfusion SPECT; F-18 fluorodeooxyglucose SPECT; gated blood-pool SPECT; comparison of SPECT with other advanced cardiac imaging modalities.