The book reflects the dramatic increase that has occurred in the number of nuclear studies in diagnosing coronary artery disease. The authorship of this book is a constellation of authorities in the field of nuclear cardiology.
The text includes discussions of theory, equipment, and technique, as well as considerations of clinical applications. Chapters on the more sophisticated diagnostic techniques are excellent and include myocardial blood-flow measurements, myocardial perfusion imaging, myocardial scintigraphic techniques, combined hot-spot technetium Tc 99m and cold-spot thallium 201 imaging, transmission and emission computerized tomography of the heart, qualitative blood-pool imaging, and assessment of myocardial function using radionuclide techniques, among others.
The book contains two separate excellent chapters on scintigraphic methods for sizing myocardial infarction and on the pathophysiology of myocardial scintigraphy. The tables and diagrams in the book are concise. The illustrations are abundant and are of good quality.
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