What’s New in Cardiac Imaging?


  • Ernst E. van der Wall
  • Heinz Sochor
  • Alberto Righetti
  • Menco G. Niemeyer

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 133)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ernst E. Van Der Wall
      Pages 3-15
    3. D. Douglas Miller
      Pages 17-30
  3. Perfusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Single photon imaging

      1. Ann C. Tweddel, William Martin
        Pages 41-48
      2. Willem J. Remme
        Pages 49-68
      3. Pierre Rigo, Marie-Paulie Larock, Simon H. Braat
        Pages 69-85
      4. Hans B. M. R. De Swart, Simon H. Braat, Joep Smeets, Pierre Rigo, Hein J. J. Wellens
        Pages 87-92
    3. Positron emission tomography

      1. Menco G. Niemeyer, Aaf F. M. Kuijper, Eduard G. M. D’Haene, Ernst E. van der Wall
        Pages 143-156
      2. Pilar Herrero, Steven R. Bergmann
        Pages 157-164
    4. Magnetic resonance imaging

  4. Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Single photon imaging

      1. Frans C. Visser, Gerrit W. Sloof, Furn F. Knapp
        Pages 229-247
    3. Positron emission tomography

  5. Infarct-avid imaging

  6. Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Single photon imaging, positron emission tomography

      1. Ernst E. van der Wall, Berthe L. F. van Eck-Smit
        Pages 329-339
    3. Single photon imaging

  7. Sympathetic nerve system

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Single photon imaging

      1. Corinne Klöpping, Ernst E. van der Wall
        Pages 369-376
      2. Pascal Merlet, Héric Valette, Michel H. Bourguignon, Alain Castaigne, André Syrota
        Pages 387-397
    3. Positron emission tomography

      1. Aren van Waarde, Paul K. Blanksma, Joan G. Meeder, Gerben M. Visser, Wiek H. van Gilst
        Pages 399-411
  8. Leukocytes, platelets, lipoproteins

  9. Viability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 465-465
    2. Single photon imaging, positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging

      1. Hubert W. Vliegen, Ernst E. van der Wall, Aaf F. M. Kuijper, Paul R. M. van Dijkman, Ernest K. J. Pauwels, Albert V. G. Bruschke
        Pages 467-478
    3. Positron emission tomography

      1. Christian de Landsheere, Luc Piérard, Pierre Melon, Dominique Comar, Henri E. Kulbertus, Pierre Rigo
        Pages 479-491
      2. Frans C. Visser, Jaap J. Teule, Jacobus D. M. Herscheid, Guido R. van Leeuwen, Arthur van Lingen, Hans Huitink et al.
        Pages 493-499
  10. Alternative stress imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 501-501
    2. Single photon imaging, echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging

      1. F. van Paul, Ernst E. van der Wall, Albert V. G. Bruschke
        Pages 503-537
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 539-550

About this book


Since the introduction of myocardial perfusion imaging and radionuclide angiography in the mid-seventies, cardiovascular nuclear medicine has undergone an explosive growth. The use of nuclear cardiology techniques has become one of the cornerstones of the noninvasive assessment of coronary artery disease. In the past 15 years major steps have been made from visual analysis to quantitative analysis, from planar imaging to tomographic imaging, from detection of disease to prognosis, and from separate evaluations of perfusion, metabolism, and function to an integrated assessment of myocardial viability.
In recent years many more advances have been made in cardiovascular nuclear imaging, such as the development of new imaging agents, reevaluation of existing procedures, and new clinical applications. This book describes the most recent developments in nuclear cardiology and also addresses new contrast agents in MRI.
What's New in Cardiac Imaging will assist the clinical cardiologist, the cardiology fellow, the nuclear medicine physician, and the radiologist in understanding the most recent achievements in clinical cardiovascular nuclear imaging.


Lipoprotein SPECT angiography atherosclerosis cardiac function cardiac imaging cardiology cardiovascular coronary artery disease echocardiography heart magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) positron emission tomography (PET) tissue tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernst E. van der Wall
    • 1
  • Heinz Sochor
    • 2
  • Alberto Righetti
    • 3
  • Menco G. Niemeyer
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyUniversity Hospital LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyHôpital Cantonal UniversitaireGenevaSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of Nuclear MedicineUniversity Hospital LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5083-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2456-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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