Myocardium at Risk and Viable Myocardium

Evaluation by SPET

  • Jaume Candell-Riera
  • Joan Castell-Conesa
  • Santiago Aguadé-Bruix

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 234)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Myocardial SPET

    1. Domingo Ortega-Alcalde, Santiago Aguadé-Bruix
      Pages 1-25
    2. Joan Castell-Conesa, Josefa Cortadellas-Angel
      Pages 27-43
    3. Santiago Aguadé-Bruix, Joan Castell-Conesa
      Pages 45-67
  3. Myocardium at risk

    1. Cesar Santana-Boado, Jaume Candell-Riera
      Pages 69-93
    2. Jaume Candell-Riera, Cesar Santana-Boado
      Pages 95-118
    3. Jaume Candell-Riera, Cesar Santana-Boado
      Pages 119-144
  4. Viable myocardium

    1. David Garcia-Dorado, Jordi Soler-Soler
      Pages 145-163
    2. Joan Cinca-Cuscullola, Amparo Garcia-Burillo
      Pages 165-182
    3. Joan Castell-Conesa, Jose M. Gonzalez-Gonzalez
      Pages 183-211
    4. Jordi Soler-Soler, Jaume Candell-Riera
      Pages 213-224
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-244

About this book


The clinical use of nuclear cardiology for the assessment of myocardial ischemia continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Part of the reason for this growth is the technical advances in single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT). SPECT has been shown to provide high contrast images superior to planar imaging techniques. An important and recent technical advancement in SPECT has been ECG-gated myocardial perfusion SPECT to generate simultaneous myocardial perfusion and function information from a single study. Automated, quantitative techniques have facilitated the widespread application of this breakthrough. Another recent advancement has been the use of attenuation correction techniques to help remove the effects of the physical phenomena that degrades the visual and quantitative accuracy of SPECT images. Another reason for the growth of the clinical use of nuclear cardiology is the large body of published evidence documenting the effectiveness of SPECT techniques for assessing myocardial ischemia, myocardium at risk, viable myocardium and stunned or hibernating myocardium. These assessments have been shown to be important not only in diagnosis but also in prognosis. This book is divided into three major sections, each addressing the important topics of nuclear cardiology. The first section is a that have led to the clinical success description of the technical aspects of state-of-the-art myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging. This section deals with the radionuclides, instrumentation, image acquisition and analysis, interpretation and quantification techniques used in the most progressive nuclear cardiology clinics.


cardiology coronary artery disease diagnosis imaging nuclear medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaume Candell-Riera
    • 1
  • Joan Castell-Conesa
    • 2
  • Santiago Aguadé-Bruix
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyHospital Universitari Vall d’HebronBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear MedicineHospital Universitari Vall d’HebronBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3806-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0906-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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