Nuclear Cardiology (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198759942

Andrew Kelion; Nikant Sabharwal; Parthiban Arumugam
320 Pages
100 x 180 mm
Pub date
Jul 2017
Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Cardiology
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Readable, practical and concise, Nuclear Cardiology is a self-contained guide to this cardiac imaging subspecialty. Including both technical and clinical aspects, it provides a foundation of essential knowledge common to practitioners from any background. This title covers radiation physics, biology and protection, and addresses all areas of imaging including the design and operation of the gamma camera (including solid-state cameras), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) acquisition and processing, and image interpretation and writing of reports. Stress testing and radiopharmaceuticals are explained in detail, as is the evidence-base underpinning myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. Newer radionuclide imaging techniques are well-covered (e.g. phosphate scintigraphy in cardiac amyloidosis), as is the expanding field of cardiac positron emission tomography (PET). Fully updated with coverage of new indications for gamma camera imaging, increased focus on attenuation correction and SPECT-CT and detail on the design use and clinical implications of solid-state gamma cameras throughout, this second edition of the essential text for nuclear cardiology trainees and practitioners is fully illustrated with colour plates to aid clinical practice. Presented in the bestselling Oxford Specialist Handbook format, Nuclear Cardiology provides core knowledge for those training in the subspecialty, whether at a basic or advanced level or from a medical or technical background, and is a key resource for those seeking to accredit in the subspecialty.


1 Introduction to nuclear cardiology
2 Radiation physics
3 The gamma camera
4 Single photon emission computed tomography
5 Radionuclide ventriculography
6 Introduction to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
7 Stress testing for myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
8 Radiopharmaceuticals used in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy
9 Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy: image interpretation
10 Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy: clinical value
11 Other nuclear cardiological investigations
12 Cardiac positron emission tomography

About the author: 

Dr Andrew Kelion qualified in medicine from Oxford in 1991, where he later trained in cardiology. He was Consultant Cardiologist and Director of Imaging at Harefield Hospital for 11 years, before returning to a consultant post at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford in 2013. Dr Kelion subspecialises in noninvasive cardiac imaging, specifically echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT. He is well-known nationally as an educator in nuclear cardiology, and is a past President of the British Nuclear Cardiology Society. He has co-written many research papers, guideline documents and books, including the Oxford Handbooks of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular CT.; Dr Parthiban Arumugam qualified in medicine from Madras, India; in 1991. He trained in the UK in medicine (1995) and nuclear medicine (1998) at Wigan and Manchester Royal Infirmary respectively. He has been working as a Nuclear Medicine Consultant at the Nuclear Medicine Center at Central Manchester University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2005. He is the Clinical Director of the department. Dr Arumugam's area of special interest is myocardial perfusion scintigraphy with SPECT, PET quantitative assessment of myocardial blood flow and FDG PET imaging for cardiovascular device infection. He is a past President of the British Nuclear Cardiology Society. He has co-authored publications in the field of cardiac PET, BNCS MPS guidelines, contributed to book chapters including An Atlas of Clinical Nuclear Medicine and for Cardiology Clinics of North America.; Dr Nikant Sabharwal is a consultant cardiologist and head of the Nuclear Cardiology Department at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK. Dr Sabharwal trained in Oxford and London in cardiac imaging. He has specialist interests in nuclear cardiology, echocardiography and cardiac CT. He is a past president of the British Nuclear Cardiology Society and has published and lectured on nuclear cardiology.

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