A tale of two technologies: Can nuclear cardiology survive the emergence of cardiac CT the seventeenth annual Mario S. Verani lectureship

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Abstract

The Mario S. Verani Lectureship has traditionally been an opportunity for presenters to reflect on the state of nuclear cardiology in clinical practice and expound on new innovations in the field. Mario Verani was a visionary who embraced change and, as a cardiologist, sought to define where other cardiac imaging techniques might complement nuclear cardiology for improving patient care. Over the last decade, nuclear cardiology and cardiac computed tomography (CT) have developed in parallel with both expanding beyond the evaluation of coronary artery disease. However, many consider cardiac CT a formidable threat to nuclear cardiology due to pivotal technical innovations and its subsequent exponential growth in recent years. It is only fitting that this year’s lectureship explore the relative value of both techniques in evaluating and managing cardiac disease, their relative strengths and weaknesses, and the potential value of combining nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging for enhancing patient management. To Mario, my mentor, colleague for over 20 years and friend, this lectureship is truly in honor and remembrance of you.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-890
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Nuclear Cardiology
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

Keywords

  • cardiac computed tomography
  • cardiac imaging
  • Nuclear cardiology
  • positron emission tomography
  • single photon emission computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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