Category: SPECT Imaging

5 Reasons Why SPECT is Still the Test to Beat

For years, new cardiovascular imaging technologies have generated buzz, but how does SPECT MPI imaging compare to these newer modalities, and which is better? The answer may surprise you. While newer technologies may offer improvements to image quality, you have to consider the whole picture when it comes to cardiac

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What Is the Difference Between SPECT and PET Imaging for Cardiology?

Cardiac imaging is a critical technology, particularly as cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality for most developed nations. While SPECT remains the leading modality for cardiac imaging, PET has continued to see growing interest. Naturally, patients and physicians want to know if one is better than the other

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Technetium-99m Availability: Production and Industry Update

Overall this year, there has been some unsteadiness in the supply chain for Moly-99 (Mo-99), which in turn affects the supply of technetium-99m (Tc-99m). For operators of gamma cameras, availability of the radiopharmaceutical gives cause for concern. David Pellicciarini, Vice President, Pharmacy Safety, Practice & Technical Operations for Cardinal Health,

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Inside the ASNC SPECT Imaging Guidelines

The field of nuclear cardiology has expanded greatly over the last few years, prompting an update of the ASNC SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Guidelines. Updated guidelines were published in May 2018 and include newer generation cameras, processing techniques, and key topics such as radiation reduction. These guidelines have also been endorsed

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