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Nuclear Cardiology: 2014 Innovations and Developments

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John J. Mahmarian ,

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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SuMin Chang,

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Faisal Nabi

Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, US
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Abstract

Nuclear cardiac imaging is acknowledged as a robust technique for clinically assessing patients with a wide spectrum of cardiac illnesses. Recent technical, radiotracer, and stressor advancements continue to expand the role of nuclear cardiology for the accurate diagnosis and prognostication of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. The introduction of I-123 MIBG represents another advance for assessing risk in patients with congestive heart failure and depressed left ventricular (LV) function. Software and hardware innovations and recent shifts in acquisition protocols have greatly improved image quality, reduced cost and radiation exposure, and continue to promote patient and physician satisfaction. The following article will highlight recent achievements in the field that continue to foster a patient-centered imaging approach.

How to Cite: 1. Mahmarian JJ, Chang S, Nabi F. Nuclear Cardiology: 2014 Innovations and Developments. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal. 2014;10(3):163-171. DOI: http://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-10-3-163
Published on 01 Jul 2014.
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