Drs. Vitola and Delbeke assembled a group of standout contributors in order to create a resource that advances the knowledge and skills of experienced nuclear cardiologists and radiologists while also preparing residents for the cutting-edge field of nuclear cardiology. Diagnostic tools, physics and instrumentation, and radiopharmaceuticals and protocols central to the field are examined. The comprehensive text covers key applications of myocardial perfusion imaging, including applications in special populations and in emergency departments. Risk assessment, pitfalls, and artefacts are…mehr
Drs. Vitola and Delbeke assembled a group of standout contributors in order to create a resource that advances the knowledge and skills of experienced nuclear cardiologists and radiologists while also preparing residents for the cutting-edge field of nuclear cardiology. Diagnostic tools, physics and instrumentation, and radiopharmaceuticals and protocols central to the field are examined. The comprehensive text covers key applications of myocardial perfusion imaging, including applications in special populations and in emergency departments. Risk assessment, pitfalls, and artefacts are addressed. Additional chapters detail the value of cardiac MRI, multislice computed tomography, stress echocardiography, and PET and PET/CT to nuclear cardiology. Practical case presentations and a wealth of illustrations reinforce instruction on diagnostic guidelines and methods.
Joao V. Vitola, Universidade Federal do Parana, Abranches, Brazil / Dominique Delbeke, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Contents Foreword, by Joseph S. AlpertForeword, by E. Gordon DePuey IIIContributors Chapter 1: Diagnostic Tools to Approach the Cardiac PatientJoao V. Vitola and Dominique DelbekeCase Presentations1.1. Imaging of Atherosclerosis by FDG PET-CT Chapter 2: Physic Principles and Instrumentation in Nuclear CardiologyJames A. PattonCase Presentations2.1. Dose Infiltration at Site of Injection2.2. Artifact Caused by Metal Object2.3. Truncation Artifact2.4. Motion Artifact2.5. Diaphragmatic Attenuation Artifact2.6. Breast Attenuation Artifact2.7. Detector Malfunction in the PET System2.8. Motion Artifact on PET/CTChapter 3: Radiopharmaceuticals and Protocols in Nuclear CardiologyDominique Delbeke, Joao V. Vitola, and William H. MartinCases Presentations3.1. Biodistribution of 201Tl and Clinical Protocols3.2. Biodistribution of 99mTc-MIBI and Clinical Protocols3.3. Dual Isotope Rest 201Tl/Stress 99mTc-tetrofosmin Study3.4. Extracardiac 99mTc-MIBI Uptake in a Tumor3.5. Pattern of FDG Uptake in the Heart3.6. Puerperal Breast Uptake of FDG: Dose Radiation Issues3.7. Semiquantitative Analysis of Perfusion and Function3.8. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging with PET3.9. Biodistribution of 99mTc Pertechnetate3.10. Gastrointestinal Radiopharmaceutical Uptake Chapter 4: Stress Modalities to Evaluate Myocardial PerfusionJoao V. Vitola, Otavio Kormann, Arnaldo Laffitte Stier Jr., William Azem Chalela,Luis E. Mastrocolla, and Dominique DelbekeCases Presentations4.1. Exercise 99mTc-MIBI Demonstrating Multi-Vessel CAD with Borderline ECG Changes4.2. Dipyridamole 99mTc-MIBI Demonstrating RCA and LCX Ischemia in a Patient with LBBB4.3. Combined Dipyridamole-Low Exercise 99mTc-MIBI Demonstrating Multi-Vessel CAD4.4. Combined Dipyridamole-Low Exercise 99mTc-MIBI with Severe ST-Segment Elevation4.5. Dobutamine 99mTc-MIBI Demonstrating Extensive Three-Vessel CAD4.6. Dipyridamole 99mTc-MIBI in a Patient with a Pacemaker4.7. Adenosine 99mTc-MIBI Demonstrating Significant Endothelial
From the reviews:
"The book provides an excellent introduction to the topic of nuclear cardiology to trainees in the sub-speciality and an update for specialists in the field. [...] the book deserves a place on the bookshelf of any nuclear medicine or nuclear cardiology department."
RAD Magazine, January, 2006
"The editors of this book ... have gathered 49 experts from all around the world to contribute their knowledge and experience in the creation of ... nuclear cardiology teaching files. ... The chapters are excellently structured. ... The first part offers a concise overview on the specific topic, and this is followed by several case presentations. The case presentations are very comprehensive ... . this is supported by high-quality figures. ... It is highly recommended for everyone who is interested in nuclear cardiology ... ." (A. Ugrinska and E. K. J. Pauwels, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 32 (12), 2005)
"In this book, Drs. Vitola (Brazil) and Delbeke (USA) have gathered a large panel of experts who collaborated in reviewing the essential features of nuclear cardiology. ... this medium sized book achieves the goal of combining both informative introductory text and multiple case presentations. ... Moreover, these cases presentations are widely completed by high quality illustrations. ... This is a well-structured educational book that could be highly recommended to all cardiologists and nuclear medicine physicians interested in the field of nuclear cardiology." (A. Manrique, Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, Vol. 27 (6), 2005)