Contents Foreword, by Joseph S. Alpert Foreword, by E. Gordon DePuey III Contributors Chapter 1: Diagnostic Tools to Approach the Cardiac Patient Joao V. Vitola and Dominique Delbeke Case Presentations 1.1. Imaging of Atherosclerosis by FDG PET-CT Chapter 2: Physic Principles and Instrumentation in Nuclear Cardiology James A. Patton Case Presentations 2.1. Dose Infiltration at Site of Injection 2.2. Artifact Caused by Metal Object 2.3. Truncation Artifact 2.4. Motion Artifact 2.5. Diaphragmatic Attenuation Artifact 2.6. Breast Attenuation Artifact 2.7. Detector Malfunction in the PET System 2.8. Motion Artifact on PET/CT Chapter 3: Radiopharmaceuticals and Protocols in Nuclear Cardiology Dominique Delbeke, Joao V. Vitola, and William H. Martin Cases Presentations 3.1. Biodistribution of 201Tl and Clinical Protocols 3.2. Biodistribution of 99mTc-MIBI and Clinical Protocols 3.3. Dual Isotope Rest 201Tl/Stress 99mTc-tetrofosmin Study 3.4. Extracardiac 99mTc-MIBI Uptake in a Tumor 3.5. Pattern of FDG Uptake in the Heart 3.6. Puerperal Breast Uptake of FDG: Dose Radiation Issues 3.7. Semiquantitative Analysis of Perfusion and Function 3.8. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging with PET 3.9. Biodistribution of 99mTc Pertechnetate 3.10. Gastrointestinal Radiopharmaceutical Uptake Chapter 4: Stress Modalities to Evaluate Myocardial Perfusion Joao V. Vitola, Otavio Kormann, Arnaldo Laffitte Stier Jr., William Azem Chalela, Luis E. Mastrocolla, and Dominique Delbeke Cases Presentations 4.1. Exercise 99mTc-MIBI Demonstrating Multi-Vessel CAD with Borderline ECG Changes 4.2. Dipyridamole 99mTc-MIBI Demonstrating RCA and LCX Ischemia in a Patient with LBBB 4.3. Combined Dipyridamole-Low Exercise 99mTc-MIBI Demonstrating Multi-Vessel CAD 4.4. Combined Dipyridamole-Low Exercise 99mTc-MIBI with Severe ST-Segment Elevation 4.5. Dobutamine 99mTc-MIBI Demonstrating Extensive Three-Vessel CAD 4.6. Dipyridamole 99mTc-MIBI in a Patient with a Pacemaker 4.7. Adenosine 99mTc-MIBI Demonstrating Significant Endothelial Dysfunction 4.8. Differential Hepatic and Gastrointestinal Uptake of 99mTc-MIBI after Exercise and Dypiridamole Stress 4.9. Dipyridamole-Induced Coronary Steal and ST-Segment Depression 4.10. Interference of Medications with MPI Chapter 5: Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Detection of Coronary Artery Disease and Miscellaneous Clinical Applications Joao V. Vitola, Dominique Delbeke, C. Andrew Smith, Carlos Cunha Pereira, William H. Martin, and M. Reza Habibian Cases Presentations 5.1. Left Main Occlusion Diagnosed by MPI 5.2. Myocardial Bridging of the LAD 5.3. Exercise-Induced Artifact in a Patient with LBBB 5.4. LAD Ischemia in a Patient with LBBB 5.5. Transient Ischemic LV Dilatation 5.6. Multi-vessel Disease on MPI and Myocardial Stunning 5.7. Reverse Distribution on 201Tl Imaging 5.8. Anomalous Takeoff of the RCA 5.9. Anomalous Takeoff of the LCA 5.10. Transposition of the Great Vessels 5.11. Moderate Lesion Causing Ischemia 5.12. Chest Pain Due to Multiple Pulmonary Emboli 5.13. Coronary Spasm 5.14. Semiquantitative Analysis Using Different Commercial Software Packages Chapter 6: Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in the Emergency Department Olimpio Ribeiro Franca Neto, Dominique Delbeke, Joao V. Vitola, and Jack A. Ziffer Cases Presentations 6.1. Occluded LCX Detected by Rest 99mTc-MIBI 6.2. Occluded OM Detected by Rest 99mTc-MIBI 6.3. Correlation of Rest 99mTc-MIBI and MRI for ACS 6.4. Normal Rest But Abnormal Stress MPI 6.5. Value of Prone Imaging for Rest MPI 6.6. AMI Diagnosed by Rest 99mTc-MIBI and 99mTc-Pyrophosphate 6.7. Acute Pulmonary Embolism as a Differential Diagnosis in the ED 6.8. AMI Detected by Rest 99mTc-MIBI 6.9. Acute C
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)