Journal of Nuclear Cardiology

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List of Papers (Total 800)

18F-FDG PET/CT for the quantification of inflammation in large carotid artery plaques

Background There is currently no consensus on the methodology for quantification of 18F-FDG uptake in inflammation in atherosclerosis. In this study, we explore different methods for quantification of 18F-FDG uptake in carotid atherosclerotic plaques and correlate the uptake values to histological assessments of inflammation. Methods and Results Forty-four patients with...

Radiopharmaceutical tracers for cardiac imaging

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death and disease burden worldwide. Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging with either single-photon emission computed tomography or positron emission tomography has been used extensively to perform diagnosis, monitor therapies, and predict cardiovascular events. Several radiopharmaceutical tracers have recently been developed to...

The radiation dose to overweighted patients undergoing myocardial perfusion SPECT can be significantly reduced: validation of a linear weight-adjusted activity administration protocol

Background Large body size can cause a higher proportion of emitted photons being attenuated within the patient. Therefore, clinical myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) protocols often include unproportionally higher radioisotope activity to obese patients. The aim was to evaluate if a linear weight-adjusted low-dose protocol can be applied to obese patients and thereby decrease...

Early therapeutic effects of adaptive servo-ventilation on cardiac sympathetic nervous function in patients with heart failure evaluated using a combination of 11C-HED PET and 123I-MIBG SPECT

Rationale Adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV), a novel respiratory support therapy for sleep disorders, may improve cardiac function in heart failure (HF). However, the reasons that ASV improves cardiac function have not been fully studied especially in sympathetic nervous function (SNF). The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of ASV therapy on cardiac SNF...

Assessment of attenuation correction for myocardial PET imaging using combined PET/MRI

Objective To evaluate the frequency of artifacts in MR-based attenuation correction (AC) maps and their impact on the quantitative accuracy of PET-based flow and metabolism measurements in a cohort of consecutive heart failure patients undergoing combined PET/MR imaging. Methods Myocardial viability studies were performed in 20 patients following a dual-tracer protocol involving...

Correction to: The role of nuclear medicine in assessments of cardiac dyssynchrony

Some of the values in Table 3 of the original publication inadvertently contained discrepancies with the literature from which they were taken. A corrected version of Table 3 can be found below; the values which have been corrected now appear in bold text (row: Romero-Farina G).