Cardiac PET Imaging, An Issue of PET Clinics

By

  • Wengen Chen, MD, PhD, Division of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Amol Takalkar, MD, MS

Nuclear medicine has played a significant role in imaging cardiovascular diseases.  With developments in PET imaging, that role has expanded.  This issue reviews the latest uses for PET in the imaging of cardiac sarcoidosis, cardiac and arterial calcifications, coronary vascular disease, vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque, and myocardial viability.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-1120-8