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Clinical Gated Cardiac SPECT



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Clinical Gated Cardiac SPECT by Guido Germano
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"This book will be useful for all physicians involved in cardiac imaging, whether they are in radiology, nuclear medicine, or cardiology, and should be mandatory for physicians engaged in gated cardiac SPECT. It is recommended without reservation." - from a review of the first edition in Radiology With gated cardiac SPECT now firmly established for the management of the cardiac patient, Drs. Germano and Berman bring you completely up to date with the multiple clinical applications as well as the recent technical developments of the modality. Clinical Gated Cardiac SPECT, Second Edition: covers all the available protocols describes a systematic approach for interpretation and reporting provides guidance for the recognition of artifacts includes flowcharts on the management of patients The relationship of gated cardiac SPECT to PET, MRI and CT is explored in separate chapters devoted to each modality. This book is essential reading for all clinicians involved in cardiac imaging.

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. Chapter 1: Perfusion and function in the normal and abnormal heart. Francis J. Klocke. Chapter 2: Physics and technical aspects of gated myocardial perfusion SPECT. Guido Germano and Daniel S. Berman. Chapter 3: Stress testing and imaging protocols. Sean W. Hayes, Daniel S. Berman, and Guido Germano. Chapter 4: Quantification of myocardial perfusion. Piotr J. Slomka, Daniel S. Berman, and Guido Germano. Chapter 5: Quantification of ventricular function. Guido Germano and Daniel S. Berman. Chapter 6: Interpretation and reporting of gated myocardial perfusion SPECT. Daniel S. Berman and Guido Germano. Chapter 7: Artifacts caused by and clarified by gated myocardial perfusion SPECT. E. Gordon DePuey. Chapter 8: Clinical value of combined perfusion and function imaging in the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease. Rory Hachamovitch. Chapter 9: Assessment of myocardial perfusion and left ventricular function in acute coronary syndromes: implications for gated myocardial perfusion SPECT. Fahim H. Jafary and James E. Udelson. Chapter 10: Clinical value of assessment of perfusion and function for the evaluation of myocardial viability in patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction. Jeroen J. Bax and Don Poldermans. Chapter 11: Quantitative gated blood pool SPECT. Serge D. Van Kriekinge, Daniel S. Berman, and Guido Germano. Chapter 12: Gated positron emission tomography for the assessment of myocardial perfusion and function. Josef Machac. Chapter 13: Comparison of function, viability, and perfusion assessed by myocardial perfusion SPECT and CMR. Louise E.J. Thomson and David S. Fieno. Chapter 14: Complementary roles of cardiac CT and gated myocardial perfusion SPECT or PET in patients with known or suspected CAD. Daniel S. Berman, Leslee J. Shaw, Alan Rozanski, and Guido Germano. Index

Author Biography

Guido Germano, PhD, is Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine; and Director, Artificial Intelligence Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Daniel S. Berman, MD, is Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine; and Director, Cardiac Imaging at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Release date NZ
October 10th, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
302 illustrations
Blackwell Futura
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