Cardiac positron emission tomography (PET)

Nikant Sabharwal, Chee Yee Loong and Andrew Kelion

in Nuclear Cardiology

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Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199206445
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725845 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Cardiac positron emission tomography (PET)

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Introduction to cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) 212

PET instrumentation (1) 214

PET instrumentation (2) 216

Radiopharmaceuticals for cardiac PET (1) 218

Radiopharmaceuticals for cardiac PET (2) 220

Interpretation and clinical significance of cardiac PET studies 222

As in single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET) involves the injection of a radiopharmaceutical, the physiological properties of which determine its distribution within the patient. The labelling radionuclide then allows this distribution to be imaged. In contrast to SPECT, the positron-emitting radionuclides used in PET produce pairs of high energy 511keV ...

Chapter.  2307 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nuclear Medicine ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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