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Diagnosis, Risk Stratification and Management of Ischemic Heart Disease with Nuclear Cardiology

  • Tanyanan Tanawuttiwat
  • Robert C. HendelEmail author
  • Robert C. Hendel
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Abstract

Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging have high degrees of diagnostic accuracy. The sensitivity and specificity of each technique is in the range of 80–95%, with recent studies demonstrating higher accuracy with PET. Advances in technology including new tracers, ECG gating and attenuation correction have further improved nuclear cardiology methods for assessment of suspected coronary artery disease.

Keywords

Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Nuclear Cardiology Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Image Suspected Coronary Artery Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tanyanan Tanawuttiwat
    • 1
  • Robert C. Hendel
    • 2
    Email author
  • Robert C. Hendel
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DivisionUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Cardiac Imaging and Outpatient Services, Cardiovascular Division, Department of MedicineUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Cardiac Care UnitUniversity of Miami HospitalMiamiUSA

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