Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology

Editors: Dilsizian, Vasken, Narula, Jagat (Eds.)

  • Builds upon the success of previous editions, all three of which have been on the recommended reading list of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Provides the most up-to-date information in an easily digestible visual context
  • Suitable as a reference source for those certifying or re-certifying in cardiology, nuclear cardiology, nuclear medicine, or radiology
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About this book

The aim of the 4th edition of the Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology is to provide physicians and students in cardiology, radiology, and nuclear medicine who want the latest information in the field of cardiovascular nuclear medicine up-to-date and comprehensive information on advances in instrumentation, radiotracers, protocols, and clinical studies. Unlike other books that are narrow in their scope of either technology and technique or clinical studies, the 4th edition of the Atlas will present diagnostic algorithms and schematic diagrams integrated with nuclear cardiology procedures generously interspersed with color illustrations to emphasize key concepts in cardiovascular physiology, pathology, and metabolism relevant for the clinical practice of cardiology.  The atlas emphasizes today’s most current information, meeting the requirements for those who will be using the book as a reference source for certifying or re-certifying in cardiology, nuclear cardiology, nuclear medicine or radiology.

 

Hybrid PET/CT and SPECT/CT represent new technologies that were introduced recently in clinical medicine and are evolving rapidly with several improvements in instrumentation, imaging procedures as well as in clinical trials that support the expanded role of these technologies in clinical practice.  As such, an updated 4th edition of the Atlas is critical in order for the clinicians remain current with the imaging field and maintain their skills.  Imaging protocols with the

se technologies have to be updated and/or expanded in order to acquire high quality images at a reduced radiation burden to the patient while advancing the application of these techniques for more advanced disease detection.   Accordingly, beyond significantly updating the chapters from the 3rd edition, 2 new chapters will be introduced in the 4th edition, which reflects the expanded clinical applications of the technologies in the past 3 years.  The new chapters are as follows: "Hybrid SPECT/CT and PET/CT Imaging" and a dedicated chapter on "Radiation Safety and Exposure: Clinical Decision-Making and the Risk-Benefit Ratio".  Chapter 7 from the 3rd edition will be deleted.

 

The updated Atlas will serve as a reference source for all cardiologists, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians interested in the most up-to-date approaches to noninvasive diagnostic cardiovascular nuclear imaging techniques for the evaluation of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease as well as non-coronary heart disease.  It will also serve as a ready reference textbook for medical students and residents interested in the practice of cardiovascular medicine.

About the authors

Vasken Dilsizian, MD, FACC, FAHAProfessor of Medicine and RadiologyUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineChief, Division of Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Maryland Medical Center22 South Greene Street, Rm N2W78Baltimore, MD 21201-1595, USA 
Jagat Narula, MD, PhD
Professor of MedicineAssociate Dean of Global HealthDirector, Cardiovascular Imaging ProgramZena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular InstituteMount Sinai Medical CenterDivision of CardiologyOne Gustave L. Levy Place1190 Fifth AvenueGP-1 West, Room N-125CNew York, NY 10029, USA

Reviews

From the reviews of the fourth edition:

“The object of this fourth edition of the Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology is to elucidate the role of cardiovascular nuclear procedures in the clinical practice of cardiology. … this atlas will serve as a foundation for clinicians and a reference guide for scientists within and outside the field of nuclear cardiology. I highly recommend this book to trainees; to practitioners of nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, cardiology, and family medicine; and to those interested in imaging science.” (E. Edmund Kim, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 54 (11), November, 2013)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Principles of Nuclear Cardiology Imaging

    Garcia, Ernest V. (et al.)

    Pages 1-53

  • SPECT and PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: Tracers and Techniques

    Dilsizian, Vasken (et al.)

    Pages 55-93

  • Hybrid SPECT/CT and PET/CT Imaging

    Knuuti, Juhani

    Pages 95-109

  • Physiologic and Pharmacologic Stressors

    Miller, D. Douglas

    Pages 111-143

  • Quantitation of Myocardial Perfusion: Absolute Blood Flow Versus Relative Uptake

    Schindler, Thomas H. (et al.)

    Pages 145-194

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5551-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5549-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology
Editors
  • Vasken Dilsizian
  • Jagat Narula
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5551-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5551-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5549-3
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
X, 457
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 415 illustrations in colour
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