edited by Guido Germano
With gated cardiac SPECT now firmly established for the management of the cardiac patient, Clinical Gated Cardiac SPECT brings you up to date with the multiple clinical applications as well as the recent technical developments of the modality.
Features of 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.
- Perfusion and function in the normal and abnormal heart.
- Physics and technical aspects of gated myocardial perfusion SPECT
- Stress testing and imaging protocols
- Quantification of myocardial perfusion
- Quantification of ventricular function
- Interpretation and reporting of gated myocardial perfusion SPECT
- Artifacts caused by and clarified by gated myocardial perfusion SPECT
- Clinical value of combined perfusion and function imaging in the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease
- Assessment of myocardial perfusion and left ventricular function in acute coronary syndromes: implications for gated myocardial perfusion SPECT
- Clinical value of assessment of perfusion and function for the evaluation of myocardial viability in patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction
- Quantitative gated blood pool SPECT
- Gated positron emission tomography for the assessment of myocardial perfusion and function
- Comparison of function, viability, and perfusion assessed by myocardial perfusion SPECT and CMR
- Complementary roles of cardiac CT and gated myocardial perfusion SPECT or PET in patients with known or suspected CAD