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Nuclear Cardiology in the Literature: A selection of recent, original research papers

  • Saurabh MalhotraEmail author
Review of the Literature
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Sodium-fluoride PET-CT for the non-invasive evaluation of coronary plaques in symptomatic patients with coronary artery disease: a cross-correlation study with intravascular ultrasound

Li Li, Xiang Li, Yongping Jia, Jiamao Fan, Huifeng Wang, Chunyu Fan, Lei Wu, Xincheng Si, Xinzhong Hao, Ping Wu, Min Yan, Ruonan Wang, Guang Hu, Jianzhong Liu, Zhifang Wu, Marcus Hacker and Sijin Li

Taiyuan, China

European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2018) 45:2181–2189

Context: Coronary intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) allows for identification and quantification of intraplaque features. Coronary atherosclerosis imaging with 18F-sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) allows for assessment of intraplaque calcification, which is a feature of plaque vulnerability.

Methods and Results: The authors aimed to study the relationship between 18F-NaF uptake in the coronary arteries and plaque composition on coronary intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease...

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© American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of CardiologyCook County HealthChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyRush Medical CollegeChicagoUSA
  3. 3.John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook CountyChicagoUSA

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