Positron Emission Tomography in the Diagnosis and Management of Coronary Artery Disease
AbstractCardiac positron emission tomography (PET) and positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) are encouraging precise non-invasive imaging modalities that allow imaging of the cellular function of the heart, while other non-invasive cardiovascular imaging modalities are considered to be techniques for imaging the anatomy, morphology, structure, function and tissue characteristics. The role of cardiac PET has been growing rapidly and providing high diagnostic accuracy of coronary artery disease (CAD). Clinical cardiology has established PET as a criterion for the assessment of myocardial viability and is recommended for the proper management of reduced left ventricle (LV) function and ischemic cardiomyopathy. Hybrid PET/CT imaging has enabled simultaneous integration of the coronary anatomy with myocardial perfusion and metabolism and has improved characterization of dysfunctional areas in chronic CAD. Also, the availability of quantitative myocardial blood flow (MBF) evaluation with various PET perfusion tracers provides additional prognostic information and enhances the diagnostic performance of nuclear imaging. View Full-Text
Share & Cite This Article
Kazakauskaitė, E.; Žaliaduonytė-Pekšienė, D.; Rumbinaitė, E.; Keršulis, J.; Kulakienė, I.; Jurkevičius, R. Positron Emission Tomography in the Diagnosis and Management of Coronary Artery Disease. Medicina 2018, 54, 47.
Kazakauskaitė E, Žaliaduonytė-Pekšienė D, Rumbinaitė E, Keršulis J, Kulakienė I, Jurkevičius R. Positron Emission Tomography in the Diagnosis and Management of Coronary Artery Disease. Medicina. 2018; 54(3):47.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kazakauskaitė, Eglė; Žaliaduonytė-Pekšienė, Diana; Rumbinaitė, Eglė; Keršulis, Justas; Kulakienė, Ilona; Jurkevičius, Renaldas. 2018. "Positron Emission Tomography in the Diagnosis and Management of Coronary Artery Disease." Medicina 54, no. 3: 47.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.