Journal of Nuclear Cardiology

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List of Papers (Total 724)

Correction of collimator-dependent differences in the heart-to-mediastinum ratio in 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine cardiac sympathetic imaging: Determination of conversion equations using point-source imaging

Background Septal penetration causes collimator-dependent differences in the heart-to-mediastinum (H/M) ratio in 123I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) cardiac imaging. We investigated generally applicable methods to correct such differences. Methods and Results Four hours after 123I-MIBG injection, 40 patients underwent anterior chest imaging successively with medium-energy (ME) and ...

Imaging cardiac innervation in amyloidosis

Cardiac amyloidosis is a form of restrictive cardiomyopathy resulting in heart failure and potential risk on arrhythmia, due to amyloid infiltration of the nerve conduction system and the myocardial tissue. The prognosis in this progressive disease is poor, probably due the development of cardiac arrhythmias. Early detection of cardiac sympathetic innervation disturbances has ...

Effect of a patient-specific minimum activity in stress myocardial perfusion imaging using CZT-SPECT: Prognostic value, radiation dose, and scan outcome

Background SPECT Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is associated with a relatively high radiation burden and decreasing image quality in heavy patients. Patient-specific low-activity protocols (PLAPs) are suggested but follow-up data is lacking. Our aim was to compare the use of a standard fixed-activity protocol (FAP) with a PLAP in cadmium zinc telluride (CZT)-SPECT MPI. Methods ...