Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography

  • Markus Schwaiger

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 165)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Terry J. Spinks, Terry Jones
      Pages 3-47
    3. Stephen L. Bacharach
      Pages 49-64
    4. Michael R. Kilbourn
      Pages 65-78
    5. Gary D. Hutchins, Markus Schwaiger
      Pages 97-118
  3. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Markus Schwaiger, Otto Muzik, Gary D. Hutchins
      Pages 121-146
    3. Pilar Herrero, Steven R. Bergmann
      Pages 147-160
    4. Randolph E. Patterson, Steven F. Horowitz, Robert L. Eisner
      Pages 173-185
  4. Assessment of Tissue Viability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Robert J. Gropler
      Pages 227-240
    3. Hidehiro Iida, Ranil De Silva, Christopher G. Rhodes, Yoshikazu Tamura, Akira Takahashi, Denis Agostini et al.
      Pages 241-262
    4. Gary V. Martin, John R. Grierson, James H. Caldwell
      Pages 279-293
  5. Other Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Rob Beanlands, Hans Georg Wolpers, Robert J. Gropler
      Pages 297-309
    3. Rob Beanlands, Hans Georg Wolpers
      Pages 311-329
    4. Heric Valette, Andre Syrota, Pascal Merlet
      Pages 331-351
  6. Appendix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Jill M. Rothley, Andrew R. J. Weeden
      Pages 355-364
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 365-366

About this book


It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits, and not to seek exactness where only an approximation of the truth is possible. Aristotle With the development of imaging techniques, the in vivo study of human anatomy and physiology has become possible with increasing "approximation of the truth. " Advances have been made not only in data acquisition, but also in processing as well as visualization of functional and morphological data. Following the successful application of planar two-dimensional imaging approaches, more recently three-dimensional data acquisition and correspond­ ing tomographic image reconstruction has become possible. With the rapid growth of computer support, advanced processing allows for user-friendly interaction with complex data sets. Classical x-ray imaging techniques have matured to excellent spatial resolution and contrast, which provide specific delineation of anatomical changes occurring in cardiovascular disease. In parallel, the use of tracer principles supported the successful introduction of nuclear medicine procedures for the functional characterization of physiology and pathophysiology. The application of such techniques were initially limited by relatively poor spatial resolution, but excelled in high sensitivity 30 years, scintigraphic imaging emerged from and specificity. In the last rectilinear scanning to planar gamma camera imaging and single-photon xvi Preface emISSIOn tomography (SPECT). Based on these advances and the experi­ mental success of autoradiography, the potential of scintigraphy as a clinical and research tool has been well appreciated.


cardiology cardiovascular heart heart disease vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Markus Schwaiger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineTechnical University in MunichMunichGermany
  2. 2.Division of Nuclear Medicine Department of Internal Medicine UMH B1 G412 / 0028University of Michigan Medical CenterAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8524-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1233-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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