Author Affiliation: Dr Heston practices family medicine and nuclear medicine in Kellogg, Idaho (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nuclear cardiology has undergone rapid changes during the last several decades. What started as the “nuclear stethoscope” in the 1970s1 has evolved into a multidimensional, hybrid imaging technique that now serves as a workhorse imaging technology for the diagnosis and management of patients with known or suspected cardiovascular disease. Although the currently used technique of gated single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was developed a couple of decades ago, significant and important advances continue to be made. The time is thus appropriate for an updated, third edition of the Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology.2
Heston T. Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology. JAMA. 2012;307(15):1647-1648. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.494