Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology: Imaging Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781416061342, 9780323247047

Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology: Imaging Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

1st Edition

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Authors: Ami Iskandrian Ernest Garcia
Print ISBN: 9781416061342
eBook ISBN: 9780323247047
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 1st November 2011
Page Count: 472


Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology, an Imaging Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease, offers the practical, case-based guidance both cardiologists and radiologists need to make optimal use of nuclear imaging techniques in the evaluation of cardiovascular function. Drs. Ami E. Iskandrian and Ernest V. Garcia discuss hot topics including PET and PET-CT, SPECT and gated SPECT, myocardial perfusion imaging, equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography, and equilibrium radionuclide angiography in a consistent, clearly illustrated format. The fully searchable text is also online at - supplemented with an image and video library - making this an ideal resource for mastering nuclear cardiology.

Key Features

  • Access the fully searchable contents online at, along with a moving image library that demonstrates myocardial perfusion imaging, myocardial tracers, PET, PET-CT, and gated SPECT.
  • Stay current on recent developments in nuclear cardiac imaging such as equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography (ERNA) and first-pass radionuclide angiography (FPRNA).
  • Master the application of techniques to specific clinical situations with detailed case studies and discussions of challenging issues.
  • Gain a clear visual understanding from numerous, high-quality images in full color.
  • Find information quickly and easily thanks to a practical, consistent format throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Braunwald Companion: Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology

  1. Evaluating Myocardial Perfusion SPECT: the Normal Study
  2. Interpretation, Reporting and Guidelines
  3. Image Artifacts
  4. Radionuclide angiography
  5. Choice of stress test
  6. Use in stable patients with known or suspected CAD
  7. Serial testing
  8. Patients with PCI and CABG
  9. Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome
  10. Risk-Stratification prior to Non-Cardiac Surgery
  11. MPI of Special Patient Groups
  12. Applications in patients with heart failure and cardiomyopathy
  13. Other Forms of Heart Disease
  14. Patients with Chest Pain in the Emergency Department
  15. Viability assessment
  16. Extra cardiac incidental findings
  17. Newer Tools for Assessment of Heart Failure
  18. Improving SPECT MPI efficiency and reducing radiation
  19. Myocardial Perfusion SPECT/CT: The Added Value of CT Imaging
  20. Cardiac PET and PET/CT: Artifacts and Tracers


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About the Author

Ami Iskandrian

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Radiology Section Chief, Nuclear Cardiology Division CV Diseases, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Ernest Garcia

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Radiology, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia