REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE Nuclear cardiology in the literature: A selection of recent, original research papers Saurabh Malhotra, MD, MPH, FASNC Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine (Cardiology) and Nuclear Medicine, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY Received May 24, 2018; accepted May 24, 2018 doi:10.1007/s12350-018-1318-4 Quantiﬁcation and Determination of Normal I- isotope injection. Planar HMR was calculated as per Meta Iodobenzylguanidine Heart-to-Mediastinum standard guidelines, and by two institutional-speciﬁc Ratio (HMR) from Cardiac SPECT/CT and Corre- (Yale University) quantiﬁcation methods—elliptic lation with Planar HMR. region-of-interest (Elip-ROI) and region-growing (RG- ROI) techniques. SPECT HMR was quantiﬁed using a Raza Alvi, Edward J. Miller, Taraneh Hashemi Zonouz, novel technique incorporating various cardiac and Veronica Sandoval, Noor Tariq, Rachel Lampert, Albert mediastinal segmentation schemes in which upper and J. Sinusas and Yi-Hwa Liu lower limits of the heart were determined from CT and New Haven, CT the left ventricular ROI. Mean counts on SPECT were J Nucl Med 2018; 59:652–658 calculated using Elip-ROI and RG-ROI techniques. Mean counts in mediastinal ROI were computed from a Context: The heart-to-mediastinal ratio (HMR) on 123 123 ﬁxed volume (5 9 5 9 5
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 1, 2018
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