Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cardiac CT/PET-will we take back cardiac imaging ultimately?

According to September 2011 RadioGraphics, 31, 1239-1254, edition where the authors predict the utility for cardiac PET/CT especially for coronary artery disease.  According to them, Hybrid PET–computed tomography scanners allow functional evaluation of myocardial perfusion combined with anatomic characterization of the epicardial coronary arteries, thereby offering great potential for both diagnosis and management.  Cardiac PET can be performed with an increasing variety of cyclotron- and generator-produced radiotracers

2 comments:

dr ajay vyas PET/CT said...

Respected sir , we are performing CARDIAC PET in our center DCA DEWANCHAND IMAGING. Actually cardiac test for viability is performed by two methods- first perfusion by SPECT (GAMMA CAMERA) and metabolism by FDG PET; SECOND perfusion & meabolism both by PET/CT here perfusion agent is Ru -82 , but in india Rubidium generator is not available & it is costly also. SO FIRST method is widely used in AIIMS, ARMY HOSPITAL R&R NEW DELHI, PGI CHANDIGARGH & OTHER PRIVATE CENTERS.

DR AJAY VYAS
JUNIOR CONSULTANT
DCA PET/CT
drajayvyas@gmail.com

Brian said...

Cardiac PET can be performed with an increasing variety of cyclotron- and generator-produced radiotracers.
Cardiac Imaging

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