Nuclear cardiology: 2014 innovations and developments

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Nuclear cardiac imaging is acknowledged as a robust technique for clinically assessing patients with a wide spectrum of cardiac illnesses. Recent technical, radiotracer, and stressor advancements continue to expand the role of nuclear cardiology for the accurate diagnosis and prognostication of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. The introduction of I-123 MIBG represents another advance for assessing risk in patients with congestive heart failure and depressed left ventricular (LV) function. Software and hardware innovations and recent shifts in acquisition protocols have greatly improved image quality, reduced cost and radiation exposure, and continue to promote patient and physician satisfaction. The following article will highlight recent achievements in the field that continue to foster a patient-centered imaging approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-71
Number of pages9
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 13 2015


  • Coronary Circulation
  • Diffusion of Innovation
  • Equipment Design
  • Heart Diseases
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Software Design
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Journal Article
  • Review


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