This book presents the most up-to-date information on the practice of cardiac PET and hybrid PET/CT. Each chapter takes a step-by-step approach, from basic principles of instrumentation, imaging, and protocols to advanced discussions of current and future clinical applications. Coverage also includes a perspective on other emerging imaging modalities, such as MRI, and the relative role of each. In addition, the volume details the technical aspects of cardiac PET and PET/CT imaging. A library of original cases completes the text by illustrating interpretation and technical challenges in cardiac PET and hybrid PET/CT.
Part 1: Instrumentation and Principles of Imaging.- Instrumentation and Principles of PET.- Instrumentation and Principles of CT.- Integrated PET/CT.- Prinicples of Quantitation in Cardiac PET.- Part 2: General Considerations for Performing PET and Integrated PET/CT.- Radiopharmaceuticals for Clinical Cardiac PET Imaging.- Iodinated Contrast Agents for Cardiac CT.- CT Anatomry of the Heart.- Patient and Occupational Dosimetry.- Part 3: Diagnostic Approaches to Patients With Cad.- Patient Preparation and Stress Protocols for Cardiac PET and Integrated PET/CT Imaging.- PET and Integrated PET-CT Myocardial Imaging Protocols and Quality Assurance.- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging with PET.- Quantifying Myocardial Perfusion Imaging with PET.- Quantifying Myocardial Perfusion for the Assessment of Pre-clinical Coronary Artery Disease.- Assessing artherosclerotic burden with CT.- CT Coronary Angiography.- Relative Merits of Coronary CTA and Coronary MRI.- Integrated Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion and Coronary Angiography with PET-CT.- Part 4: Diagnostic Approaches to the Patient with Heart Failure.- PET Measurement of Myocardial Metabolism.- Myocardial Viability Assessment with PET and PET/CT.- Assessment of Myocardial Viability by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging.- Comparison of Imaging Modalities in the Assessment of Myocardial Viability.- Role of Imaging in Cardiac Innervation and Receptors in Heart Failure.- Part 5: Emerging Role of Molecular Imaging.- Evaluating High-Risk, Vulnerable Plaques with Integrated PET/CT.- Evaluating Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque with MRI.- Evaluating Gene and Cell Therapy.- Imaging of Angiogenesis.- Part 6: Case Illustrations of Cardiac PET and Integrated PET-CT.