This is a thorough, practical review of nuclear cardiology - covering everything from when to refer and which test to prescribe to interpreting results. It is updated with new and emerging techniques. "Nuclear Cardiology: Practical Applications" provides concise, expert guidance on indications for nuclear cardiology procedures, specification of tests, and interpretation of results. Completely updated with the latest techniques and procedures, this well-illustrated guide is essential to clinicians who require a practical understanding of this specialty as well as trainees, including cardiology fellows and radiology residents. It is also a must-have review for anyone seeking certification or recertification in nuclear cardiology. This title features: coverage of new and emerging techniques in nuclear medicine, such as fatty acid and neurohumoral imaging, the use of hybrid technology, and cardiac positron emission tomograhic (PET) imaging; emphasis on indications for tests helps you decide which nuclear test is the best choice for a particular problem; valuable perspective of nuclear cardiology's role in patient management; review questions at the end of each chapter assure understanding of the material and prepare you for certification testing; new chapters on quality initiatives in nuclear cardiology and the appropriate use of SPECT and PET procedures; new extensive Q&A; and, full-color insert of radiograph images.
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