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Book and Media Reviews
April 18, 2012

Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Dr Heston practices family medicine and nuclear medicine in Kellogg, Idaho (tomhestonmd@gmail.com).

JAMA. 2012;307(15):1647-1648. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.494

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

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