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Nuclear Cardiology: The Basics

How to Set Up and Maintain a Laboratory

  • Frans J. Th. Wackers
  • Wendy Bruni
  • Barry L. Zaret

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 1-19
  3. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 21-29
  4. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 31-34
  5. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 35-41
  6. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 43-59
  7. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 61-72
  8. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 73-80
  9. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 81-90
  10. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 91-95
  11. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 97-125
  12. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 127-134
  13. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 135-138
  14. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 139-141
  15. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 143-238
  16. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 239-248
  17. Tele-Nuclear Cardiology
    Pages 249-253
  18. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 255-265
  19. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 267-274
  20. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 275-280
  21. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 281-287
  22. Frans J. Th. Wackers, Wendy Bruni, Barry L. Zaret
    Pages 289-291
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 293-298

About this book

Introduction

With an ever-growing number of nuclear cardiology studies being performed annually and recognized accreditation and certification programs in place, nuclear cardiology has become an established and widely practiced medical specialty. In Nuclear Cardiology: The Basics-How to Set Up and Maintain a Laboratory, pioneers, authorities, and leading thinkers in the field comprehensively describe how to establish and run a well-organized and state-of-the-art nuclear cardiology laboratory. Topics range widely from basic questions on purchasing equipment and determining space requirements to such day-to-day problems as scheduling patients and deciding what to tell them prior to arriving in the laboratory. For operational basics, these seasoned experts detail radiation safety requirements, imaging and procedure protocols, routine quality assurance rules, billing procedures, dealing with commonly encountered artifacts, and preparing for accreditation. In addition, they discuss laboratory logistics, appropriate clinical protocols for stress studies, issues relating to laboratory networking, and questions of dictation and reporting, coding, and reimbursement. Several chapters are devoted to the technical aspects of performing studies, such as the acquisition parameters relevant for high quality studies, processing parameters, and quantification and display options. An accompanying compact disc provides full color digital copies of all the illustrations in the book, as well as video clips.
Comprehensive and highly practical, Nuclear Cardiology: The Basics-How to Set Up and Maintain a Laboratory offers the first concise, action-oriented plan for successful solution of the many practical and technical details that result in a nuclear cardiology laboratory operating at a high level of competence.

Keywords

SPECT cardiac imaging cardiology radiation

Authors and affiliations

  • Frans J. Th. Wackers
    • 1
  • Wendy Bruni
    • 2
  • Barry L. Zaret
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Nuclear Imaging and Exercise Laboratories; Department of Diagnostic Imaging (Nuclear Cardiology); and Department of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Cardiovascular Nuclear Imaging and Exercise LaboratoriesYale-New Haven HospitalNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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