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Top 5 Posts from the Digirad blog in 2018

Posted on: 01.03.19 by Digirad

Digirad’s blog provides a variety of resources that keep you up to date on the ever-changing healthcare industry, including the advancements and issues that directly impact the operation of your practice. As we kick off a new year, here’s a look back at Digirad’s Top 5 Blog Posts from 2018:

5. 2018 ASNC SPECT MPI Imaging Guidelines Issued

2018 ASNC SPECT MPI Imaging Guidelines IssuedRecent advancements in SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging prompted ASNC to issue updated SPECT guidelines, which were published on May 25, 2018. The highly anticipated new guidelines, ASNC Imaging Guidelines: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Myocardial Perfusion Imaging—Instrumentation, Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation, incorporate the most up-to-date information and advancements in SPECT technology since the previous 2010 ASNC SPECT guidelines were published. Continue Reading…

 

4. How to know if Cardiac PET makes sense for your practice

Cardiac PET has been used as a diagnostic imaging tool for a number of years, but has recently seen an increase in interest among cardiologists. When evaluating a considerable investment, such as Cardiac PET, it’s critical to look beyond the buzz and know for sure if it’s the right choice for your practice. Let’s take a look at Cardiac PET and some ways to see if it makes sense for you and your practice. Continue Reading…

 

3. How to Reduce Gut Activity with Myocardial Perfusion Imaging

We’re all familiar with the obstacles that radiotracers and subsequent gut activity presents during Myocardial Prefusion Imaging. When the radioisotope expands beyond the coronary arteries, it’s difficult to obtain quality SPECT MPI imaging of the heart. It’s a common problem that plagues many patients and physicians. So what do we do? Continue Reading…

 

2. The role of PET/CT with pulmonary nodule workups: what you need to know

The two most common approaches after identifying a solitary pulmonary nodule are the PET/CT Lung Scanwait-and-see approach, or to move straight to a biopsy. While medically sound, both of these paths present risks for the patient that could be solved with a PET/CT scan. It’s a common misconception in nuclear medicine that a patient must have a cancer diagnosis before a PET/CT scan can be ordered. Continue Reading…

 

1. Understanding Your Nuclear Medicine Stress Test

Understanding Your Nuclear Medicine Stress TestMyocardial Perfusion Imaging, also called a Nuclear Stress Test, is used to assess coronary artery disease, or CAD. CAD is the narrowing of arteries to the heart by the build up of fatty materials. CAD may prevent the heart muscle from receiving adequate blood supply during stress or periods of exercise. This frequently results in chest pain, which is called angina pectoris. Perfusion imaging usually consists of stress and rest tests. Continue Reading…



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