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Low dose in nuclear cardiology: state of the art in the era of new cadmium-zinc-telluride cameras


Acampa, Wanda; Buechel, Ronny R; Gimelli, Alessia (2016). Low dose in nuclear cardiology: state of the art in the era of new cadmium-zinc-telluride cameras. European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Imaging, 17(6):591-595.

Abstract

The use of myocardial perfusion imaging has seen a tremendous growth during the last decade and has become the most commonly used non-invasive imaging tool for risk stratification in patients with suspected and known coronary artery disease. Adherence to radiation safety best practices varied significantly between laboratories but the possibility to use the new cameras in nuclear cardiology can reduce dramatically the radiation dose without losing accuracy. Moreover, the physical characteristics of ultrafast technology could be able to open new doors for the evaluation of old parameters, changing the impact of nuclear cardiology in the diagnostic strategies.

Abstract

The use of myocardial perfusion imaging has seen a tremendous growth during the last decade and has become the most commonly used non-invasive imaging tool for risk stratification in patients with suspected and known coronary artery disease. Adherence to radiation safety best practices varied significantly between laboratories but the possibility to use the new cameras in nuclear cardiology can reduce dramatically the radiation dose without losing accuracy. Moreover, the physical characteristics of ultrafast technology could be able to open new doors for the evaluation of old parameters, changing the impact of nuclear cardiology in the diagnostic strategies.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Accuracy; Appropriateness; CZT technology; Low dosimetry
Language:English
Date:16 March 2016
Deposited On:22 Mar 2016 16:42
Last Modified:31 Aug 2016 07:32
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:2047-2404
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jew036
PubMed ID:26985078

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