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Tutorial Nuclear Cardiography And Scintigraphy
Author(s): Peter McLaughlin
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Paper Abstract

Almost 50 years have passed since Blumgart and Weiss first used a cloud chamber to follow a radium salt solution through a patient's heart (1). Extensive advances in the technology of the detectors, data analysis systems, and tracers used have resulted in greatly expanded applications of radioisotopes to the assessment of cardiac function and disease. The development of nuclear cardiology has proceeded along four lines: 1) radionuclide angiography, 2) myocardial perfusion imaging, 3) intracoronary microsphere imaging, and 4) regional myocardial blood flow determination using inert gases.

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Date Published: 11 March 1976
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 0072, Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Processing: Theory and Practice, (11 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954661
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Peter McLaughlin, Stanford University School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0072:
Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Processing: Theory and Practice
Donald C. Harrison; Harry A. Miller, Editor(s)

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