Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine and MRI

Quantitation and Clinical Applications

  • Johan H. C. Reiber
  • Ernst E. Van Der Wall

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 128)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Cardiovascular imaging in the nineties

    1. Hermann Eichstaedt
      Pages 1-26
  3. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT): Technical aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Michael A. King, David T. Long
      Pages 47-60
    3. L. Stephen Graham, Kithsiri B. Herath, Judy Negrete
      Pages 61-74
  4. SPECT: New developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Mark D. Herbst, Ernest V. Garcia, C. David Cooke, Norberto F. Ezquerra, Russell D. Folks, E. Gordon DePuey
      Pages 77-88
    3. Joseph Areeda, Kenneth Van Train
      Pages 101-111
    4. David J. Hawkes, Derek L. G. Hill, Emma C. M. L. Bracey
      Pages 113-130
    5. Max A. Viergever, Paul Roos
      Pages 131-149
  5. SPECT: Advances in cardiovascular imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Jamshid Maddahi, Kenneth Van Train, Ernest Garcia, Hosen Kiat, John Friedman, Daniel S. Berman
      Pages 163-180
    3. Tracy L. Faber, James R. Corbett
      Pages 181-191
  6. Cardiovascular clinical application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Simon H. Braat, Pierre Rigo, Hein J. J. Wellens
      Pages 195-206
    3. Abdulmassih S. Iskandrian, Jaekyeong Heo
      Pages 223-238
    4. Ernst E. Van Der Wall, Menco G. Niemeyer, Ernest K. J. Pauwels, Paul R. M. Van Dijkman, Jakobus A. K. Blokland, Albert De Roos et al.
      Pages 271-288
  7. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Udo Sechtem, Peter Theissen, Frank-Michael Baer, Harald Schicha
      Pages 311-331
    3. Albert De Roos, Niels A. A. Matheijssen, Joost Doornbos, F. Paul Van Rugge, Paul R. M. Van Dijkman, Ernst E. Van Der Wall
      Pages 333-342
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 397-410

About this book


In recent years there have been major advances in the fields of cardiovascular nuclear medicine and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. In nuclear cardiology more adequate tomographic systems have been designed for routine cardiac use, as well as new or improved quantitative analytic software packages both for planar and tomographic studies implemented on modern state-of-the-art workstations. In addition, artificial intelligence techniques are being applied to these images in attempts to interpret the nuclear studies in a more objective and reproducible manner. Various new radiotracers have been developed, such as antimyosin, labeled isonitriles, metabolic compounds, etc. Furthermore, alternative stress testing with dipyridamole and dobutamine has received much attention in clinical cardiac practice. Magnetic resonance imaging is a relative newcomer in cardiology and has already shown its merits, not only for anatomical information but increasingly for the functional aspects of cardiac performance.
This book covers almost every aspect of quantitative cardiovascular nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging. It will assist the nuclear medicine physician, the radiologist, the physicist/image processing specialist and the clinical cardiologist in understanding the nuclear medicine techniques used in cardiovascular medicine, and in increasing our knowledge of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.


SPECT cardiology cardiovascular imaging magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) nuclear medicine tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Johan H. C. Reiber
    • 1
  • Ernst E. Van Der Wall
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear MedicineUniversity Hospital LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5179-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2666-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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