+353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
+44-20-3973-8888REST OF WORLD
1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S
1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)

Nuclear Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging. A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease

  • Book
  • January 2022
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 5349947
Recent years have seen numerous advances in cardiovascular nuclear medicine technology, leading to more precise diagnoses and treatment and an expanded understanding of the molecular basis for cardiac disease. Nuclear Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging is a one-stop, comprehensive guide to the diagnostic and clinical implications of this complex and increasingly important technology. Part of the Braunwald family of renowned cardiology references, it provides cutting-edge coverage of multimodal cardiac imaging along with case vignettes and integrated teaching content-ideal for cardiologists, cardiology fellows, radiologists, and nuclear medicine physicians.
  • Features all the latest cardiovascular nuclear medicine studies with practical, evidence-based implications for personalized patient evaluation and treatment. 

  • Presents a consistent, patient-centered approach using integrated case vignettes correlated with specific nuclear medicine imaging findings. Discusses patient assessment criteria, risk factor criteria, pathology, evaluation criteria, outcomes, and other clinical implications. 

  • Covers a full range of imaging technologies, including SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and CT/MR hybrid radionuclide cardiovascular imaging studies. 

  • Addresses emerging clinical applications of nuclear imaging techniques for precision-based medicine, including targeted molecular imaging and cell therapies. 

  • Includes sections on instrumentation/principles of imaging; protocols and interpretation; applications in coronary artery disease, special populations, and heart failure; artificial intelligence, and more. 

  • Contains guidelines and appropriate use documents to provide appropriate context for clinicians. 

  • Features hundreds of high-quality figures including multimodal cardiac imaging studies, anatomic illustrations, and graphs. 

  • Provides Key Point summaries, 50 procedural videos, and 100 multiple-choice questions and answers to reinforce understanding and facilitate review. 

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase, which allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices 

Table of Contents

  1. Evaluating Myocardial Perfusion SPECT

  2. Interpretation, Reporting and Guidelines

  3. Image Artifacts

  4. Radionuclide Angiography

  5. Choice of Stress Test

  6. Use in Stable patients with Known or Suspected CAD

  7. Serial Testing

  8. Patients with PCI and CABG

  9. Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome

  10. Risk Stratification in Non-Cardiac Surgery

  11. MPI of Special Patient Groups

  12. Patients with Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

  13. Other Forms of Heart Disease

  14. Patients with Chest Pain

  15. Viability Assessment

  16. Extra-cardiac Incidental Findings

  17. Newer Tools for Assessment of Heart Failure

  18. Improving SPECT MPI Efficiency and Reducing Radiation

  19. Myocardial Perfusion SPECT/CT: The Added Value of CT Imaging

  20. Cardiac PET and PET/CT: Artifacts and Tracers


Marcelo Fernando Di Carli Seltzer Family Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Executive Director, Cardiovascular Imaging, Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.