Readable, practical and concise, Nuclear Cardiology is a self-contained guide to this cardiac imaging subspecialty. Including both technical and clinical aspects, it provides a foundation of essential knowledge common to practitioners from any background.
This title covers radiation physics, biology and protection, and addresses all areas of imaging including the design and operation of the gamma camera (including solid-state cameras), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) acquisition and processing, and image interpretation and writing of reports. Stress testing and radiopharmaceuticals are explained in detail, as is the evidence-base underpinning myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. Newer radionuclide imaging techniques are well-covered (e.g. phosphate scintigraphy in cardiac amyloidosis), as is the expanding field of cardiac positron emission tomography (PET).
Fully updated with coverage of new indications for gamma camera imaging, increased focus on attenuation correction and SPECT-CT and detail on the design use and clinical implications of solid-state gamma cameras throughout, this second edition of the essential text for nuclear cardiology trainees and practitioners is fully illustrated with colour plates to aid clinical practice. Presented in the bestselling Oxford Specialist Handbook format, Nuclear Cardiology provides core knowledge for those training in the subspecialty, whether at a basic or advanced level or from a medical or technical background, and is a key resource for those seeking to accredit in the subspecialty.
1: Introduction to nuclear cardiology
2: Radiation physics
3: The gamma camera
4: Single photon emission computed tomography
5: Radionuclide ventriculography
6: Introduction to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
7: Stress testing for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
8: Radiopharmaceuticals used in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
9: Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy: image interpretation
10: Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy: clinical value
11: Other nuclear cardiological investigations
12: Cardiac positron emission tomography
Review from previous edition ...this is a refreshing, readable and highly informative handbook that I immensely enjoyed reading. I congratulate the authors and am confident that this gallant effort will serve to better educate physicians and improve patient care. Highly recommended. Its superb organisational format and clear unfussy style of writing makes information easily retrievable. (Cardiology News)
A well-written, thorough but concise account of the area that follows the popular Oxford Handbook format...well-balanced and excelling in both presentation and accessibility, this handbook is highly recommended to all those involved in the delivery of a nuclear cardiology service and to those referrers for nuclear cardiology who want to make the best of the information that the techniques provide. (British Journal of Hospital Medicine)
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