Nuclear cardiology studies use noninvasive techniques to assess myocardial perfusion for the presence of ischemia and scar and to evaluate the pumping function of the heart. Among the techniques of nuclear cardiology, myocardial perfusion imaging is the most widely used. Nuclear cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute has recently developed a method to measure myocardial blood flow with SPECT imaging.
Nuclear Cardiology, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, has created the following four educational videos to introduce the topic of Myocardial Blood Flow to interested patients and clinicians.
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Module 1 - Potential Value of Myocardial Blood Flow (MBF) in Nuclear Cardiology
Limitations of perfusion imaging today and introduction to the value of MBF
Module 2 - Today’s Imaging Options to Assess MBF
Explore cardiac imaging modalities like PET, CT & MR and their role in quantifying blood flow measurements
Module 3 - Dedicated Solid State CZT SPECT Technology for MBF Assessment
Early evidence and clinical data supporting the role of CZT-based systems in MBF assessment
Module 4 - Feasibility of Using CZT SPECT for MBF Assessment in Nuclear Medicine
Opportunities for research, exploration for routine clinical use such as protocol optimization, dose, injector use etc.