PET in Cardiology: Clinical Background

  • Christian A. Schneider
  • Eberhard Voth
  • Harald Schicha
  • Udo Sechtem
Part of the Developments in Nuclear Medicine book series (DNUM, volume 28)

Abstract

Positron emitting compounds and positron emission tomography (PET) have opened new windows for the understanding of physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms of myocardial metabolism, receptor physiology and blood flow. This chapter focuses on two areas of clinical relevance where conventional diagnostic techniques may be misleading and a more accurate technique is clearly needed: the exact documentation of the severity of the coronary artery stenosis as a basis for therapeutic planning and the identification of viable myocardium in patients after myocardial infarction.

Keywords

Positron Emission Tomography Myocardial Viability Intravascular Ultrasound Coronary Bypass Surgery Conventional Coronary Angiography 
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  • Christian A. Schneider
  • Eberhard Voth
  • Harald Schicha
  • Udo Sechtem

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