During the past two decades, major strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Nuclear Cardiology has played a pivotal role in establishing the diagnosis of heart disease and in the assessment of disease extent and the prediction of outcomes in the setting of coronary artery disease. Nuclear cardiac imaging can help determine if there is adequate blood flow to the heart muscle during stress versus rest. It can also evaluate heart function and the presence of prior heart attacks. Among the techniques of nuclear cardiology, myocardial perfusion imaging is the most widely used.
- Cardiac imaging
- Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
- Multi-gated acquisition (MUGA)
- Medical imaging
- Myocardial perfusion imaging