Journal of Nuclear Cardiology

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List of Papers (Total 807)

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...

Diagnostic and prognostic significance of transient ischemic dilation (TID) in myocardial perfusion imaging: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Background Transient ischemic dilatation (TID) of the left ventricle is a potential marker of high risk obstructive coronary artery disease on stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). There is, however, interstudy variation in the diagnostic performance of TID for identification of severe and extensive coronary disease anatomy, and varied prognostic implications in the...

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...