Main Data
Author: Frans J Th Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry Zaret
Title: Nuclear Cardiology, The Basics How to Set Up and Maintain a Laboratory
Publisher: Humana Press
ISBN/ISSN: 9781597452625
Edition: 2
Price: CHF 119.00
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Category: Medizin & Pharmazie
Language: English
Technical Data
Pages: 433
Kopierschutz: DRM
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: PDF
Table of contents

The purpose of this book is to provide the outline for the 'nuts and bolts' establishment and operation of a nuclear cardiology laboratory. In so doing, the authors have attempted to deal with the relevant issues that a laboratory director must address in either setting up the laboratory or maintaining its competitive edge and clinical competence over time. The authors primarily attempted to identify issues related to outpatient imaging facilities. However, where appropriate issues related to inpatients in hospital-based laboratories are also discussed.

Table of contents
About the Authors12
1 Getting Started18
2 Laboratory Logistics43
3 Radiation Safety54
4 Patient Preparation60
5 Stress Procedures68
6 SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging91
7 Planar Myocardial Perfusion Imaging114
8 Planar Equilibrium Radionuclide Angiocardiography122
9 SPECT Equilibrium Radionuclide Angiocardiography133
10 Display and Analysis of SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Images140
11 Acquisition, Processing, Display, and Analysis of PET Images183
12 Hybrid Imaging221
13 Display and Analysis of Planar Myocardial Perfusion Images228
14 Display and Analysis of Planar Equilibrium RadionuclideAngiocardiography235
15 Display and Analysis of SPECT Equilibrium Radionuclide Angiocardiography241
16 Artifacts and Technical Problems in Cardiac Imaging251
17 Nuclear Cardiology Reports356
18 Remote Reading and Networking367
19 Quality Assurance372
20 Miscellaneous Additional Laboratory Protocols and Policies387
21 Emergency Department Imaging400
22 Laboratory Accreditation407
23 Coding and Billing412
24 Appropriateness Criteria for Nuclear Cardiology Procedures420