Nuclear medicine - SPECT/PET

Alberto Cuocolo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In current clinical practice the assessment of myocardial perfusion with radiotracers is an integral component of the evaluation of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) and it has been successfully performed for over 30 years. More than 10 million studies per year are executed worldwide with a rich literature confirming both high diagnostic and prognostic values of this approach. Its strengths include standardized protocols, ease of use, and well-established guidelines [1] and, over these years, considerable technologic advancement has been made to improve image quality and optimize acquisition protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClinical Applications of Cardiac CT
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9788847025226, 8847025214, 9788847025219
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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