Special Issue "Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in Cardiovascular Disease"


A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Rasmus Sejersten Ripa
Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Bispebjerg Bakke 23, DK-2400 Copenhagen, Denmark
E-Mail: ripa@sund.ku.dk
Interests: cardiovascular imaging; PET; myocardial perfusion imaging; cardiovascular MRI; cardiac CT; ischemic heart disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a functional imaging technique with important clinical applications in cardiovascular disease. Multimodality imaging combining PET with CT or MRI yield highly detailed anatomic and molecular information.

Recent advances in PET/CT scanners and specialized software have helped develop an important role for PET/CT imaging in cardiology for diagnosing patients, describing disease and developing treatment strategy.

Commonly used PET radiotracers in clinical practice are F-18 FDG, Rubidium-82, Nitrogen-13 ammonia and Oxygen-15 water. These tracers are used to determine myocardial viability and perfusion. However, the aim of image-guided and personalized preventive vascular medicine may soon be attainable with PET technology. Molecules tagged with a positron emitting isotope enables the visualisation of the cellular function and the follow-up of the molecular process in living organisms without perturbing them. Development of novel molecular probes is essential to the advancement in molecular imaging of cardiovascular disease.

This special issue aims to call research and review articles on the latest advancement in the development and application of positron emission tomography in cardiovascular research.

Dr. Rasmus Sejersten Ripa
Guest Editor



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  • molecular imaging
  • myocardial perfusion
  • cardiovascular disease
  • atherosclerosis
  • positron emission tomography

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Last update: 20 December 2013

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