World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Cardiac PET

Article Id: WHEBN0023664071
Reproduction Date:

Title: Cardiac PET  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Myocardial perfusion imaging, Radionuclide ventriculography, Doppler echocardiography, Cardiac imaging, Sano shunt
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Cardiac PET

Cardiac PET
Diagnostics
ICD-10-PCS C23G, C23Y
OPS-301 code 3-741

Cardiac PET (or cardiac positron emission tomography) is a form of diagnostic imaging in which the presence of heart disease is evaluated using a PET scanner. Intravenous injection of a radiotracer is performed as part of the scan. Commonly used radiotracers are Rubidium-82, Nitrogen-13 ammonia and Oxygen-15 water.[1]

The requirements to perform Cardiac PET imaging include:

  • Facility: taking into consideration clinical workflow, as well as regulatory requirements such as requisite shielding from radiation exposure
  • Capital equipment: PET or PET/CT scanner
  • Radiopharmaceutical: Rubidium-82 generator system or close access to cyclotron produced isotopes such as Nitrogen-13 ammonia
  • Personnel: including specially trained physician, radiographers, radiation safety supervisors and optional nursing support
  • Operations: stress test monitoring, as well as emergency response equipment, processing and review workstations, administrative and support personnel are additional considerations

This form of diagnostic imaging has traditionally been perceived as cost-prohibitive in comparison to general nuclear medicine cardiac stress testing using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). However, due to significant gains in access to scanners, related to the widely accepted role of PET/CT in clinical oncology, cardiac PET is likely to become more widely available, particularly given various clinical and technical advantages that might make this a potential test of choice in the diagnosis of coronary artery/heart disease.[2]

Cardiac PET imaging has now been expanded to mobile services to facilitate all healthcare providers by a company called Cardiac Imaging, Inc. located in Wheaton, Illinois. They now have the only Medicare approved mobile Cardiac PET scanner available for patient use.

References

  1. ^ Ghosh, N; Rimoldi OE; Beanlands RS; Camici PG (December 2010). "Assessment of myocardial ischaemia and viability: role of positron emission tomography". European Heart Journal 31 (24): 2984–2995.  
  2. ^ K Nandalur, B Dwamena, A Choudhri, et al., "Diagnostic Performance of Positron Emission Tomography in the Detection of Coronary Artery Disease: A Meta-analysis" Academic Radiology, Vol 15, No 4, April 2008
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.