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15.06.2018 | Original Article

The effect of time-of-flight and point spread function modeling on 82Rb myocardial perfusion imaging of obese patients

Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) has gained increasing interest due to superior image quality over single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and improved diagnostic accuracy owing to higher …

15.06.2018 | Editorial

Understanding the impact of advanced PET reconstruction in cardiac PET: The devil is in the details

The work by Dasari et al. has effectively highlighted the impact of advanced PET reconstruction options on rubidium perfusion images. The authors present findings that users would expect to see using typical reconstruction settings used in a …

15.06.2018 | Original Article

Diagnostic yield of 18F-FDG PET/CT in suspected diagnosis of vascular graft infection: A prospective cohort study

Prosthetic vascular graft infection (PVGI) is a severe complication, albeit relatively rare (incidence rate between 1% and 6%), which may develop following reconstructive surgery. It requires immediate accurate diagnosis, and in some cases may …

14.06.2018 | Original Article

18F-fluorodeoxyglucose use after cardiac transplant: A comparative study of suppression of physiological myocardial uptake

PET/CT with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has been useful in the evaluation of inflammatory processes of the myocardium, especially cardiac sarcoidosis, given its high sensitivity and specificity. 1 It is challenging to identify the inflammatory …

14.06.2018 | Editorial

Opening the door to noninvasive assessment of cardiac transplant rejection: It’s all in the preparation

The evaluation of cardiac inflammatory conditions can be undertaken with several noninvasive imaging modalities, including Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ( 18 FDG) positron imaging (PET). 18 FDG-PET is a well-established and sensitive imaging …

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Journal of Nuclear Cardiology is the only journal in the world devoted to this dynamic and growing subspecialty. Physicians and technologists value the Journal not only for its peer-reviewed articles, but also for its timely discussions about the current and future role of nuclear cardiology. Original articles address all aspects of nuclear cardiology, including interpretation, diagnosis, imaging equipment, and use of radiopharmaceuticals. As the official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Journal also brings readers the latest information emerging form the Society's task forces and publishes guidelines and position papers as they are adopted.

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