Methodist Journal

IN THIS ISSUE

Cardiovascular Imaging

Vol 16, Issue 2 (2020)


FEATURED GUEST EDITOR

ISSUE INTRO

Cardiovascular Imaging: A Window into Diagnostic and Therapeutic Management

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RECOGNITIONS

Guest Editor Dipan J. Shah Lends Expertise and Insight to Special Issue on Cardiovascular Imaging

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Cardiac Computed Tomography for Comprehensive Coronary Assessment: Beyond Diagnosis of Anatomic Stenosis

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies

Cardiac Computed Tomography for Structural Heart Disease Assessment and Therapeutic Planning: Focus on Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction

Fluorodeoxyglucose Applications in Cardiac PET: Viability, Inflammation, Infection, and Beyond

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Valvular Heart Disease: Assessment of Severity and Myocardial Remodeling

Patient-Specific Modeling for Structural Heart Intervention: Role of 3D Printing Today and Tomorrow

Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Imaging

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using Positron Emission Tomography

CASE REPORTS See More

COVID-19: A Potential Risk Factor for Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Cardiac Lymphoma Presenting with Recurrent STEMI

Complete Heart Block in Systemic Sclerosis with Characterization on Cardiac MRI

Repair of Extent III Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm in the Presence of Aortoiliac Occlusion

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

A T2-Weighty Discovery: Aortitis on Cardiac MRI with Histopathologic Correlation

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Case-Based Points on the Role of Imaging in Kidney Disease

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Acute Kidney Injury in Cardiogenic Shock

EXCERPTA

Cardio-Oncology, Then and Now: An Interview with Barry Trachtenberg

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Onconephrology: An Evolving Field

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”

Vol 16, Issue 2 (2020)

Article Abstract

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using Positron Emission Tomography


Article Citation:

El-Tallawi CK, Aljizeeri A, Nabi F, Al-Mallah MH. Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using Positron Emission Tomography. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J. 2020 Jun;16(2):114-121.

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Abstract

Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as ischemic heart disease, is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and timely noninvasive diagnosis of clinical and subclinical CAD is imperative to mitigate its burden on individual patients and populations. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a versatile tool that can perform relative myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with high accuracy; furthermore, it provides valuable information about the coronary microvasculature using rest and stress myocardial blood flow (MBF) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) measurements. Several radiotracers are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to help with MPI, MBF, and CFR evaluation. A large body of evidence indicates that evaluation of the coronary microcirculation using MBF and CFR provides strong diagnostic and prognostic data in a multitude of patient populations. This review describes the technical aspects of PET compared to other modalities and discusses its clinical uses for diagnosis and prognosis of coronary arterial epicardial and microcirculatory disease.

Keywords
positron emission tomography , myocardial blood flow , coronary flow reserve , endothelial dysfunction