Nuclear Cardiology (Contemporary Cardiology)

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The first comprehensive guide to establishing and running a well-organized and state-of-the-art nuclear cardiology laboratory. Topics range widely from basic questions on purchasing equipment and determining space requirements to such day-to-day problems as scheduling patients and deciding what to tell them prior to arriving in the laboratory. For operational basics, seasoned experts detail radiation safety requirements, imaging and procedure protocols, routine quality assurance rules, billing procedures, dealing with commonly encountered artifacts, and preparing for accreditation. An accompanying compact disc provides full color digital copies of all the figure and illustrations in the book, links to useful websites, and illustrative video clips.

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The purpose of this book is to provide the outline for the "nuts and bolts" establishment and operation of a nuclear cardiology laboratory. In so doing, the authors have attempted to deal with the relevant issues that a laboratory director must address in either setting up the laboratory or maintaining its competitive edge and clinical competence over time. The authors primarily attempted to identify issues related to outpatient imaging facilities. However, where appropriate issues related to inpatients in hospital-based laboratories are also discussed.

In this new edition, the authors have kept the basic format established in the first edition. In addition to reviewing, modifying and updating each chapter in the first edition, they have added entirely new chapters on PET imaging, hybrid imaging and the clinical appropriateness of nuclear cardiology procedures.

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"this book delivers a concise, well organized collection of information which is necessary to start a nuclear cardiology laboratory. Anyone interested in starting a laboratory would have difficulty finding a more encompassing source of information than this book."-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"...unique in its focus on establishing and running a well-organized, state-of-the-art nuclear cardiology laboratory." - E-Streams

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