Multiple imaging modalities are available to evaluate patients suspected of having coronary ischemia such as stress electrocardiography stress echocardiography single photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging positron emission tomography coronary computed tomography ct angiography and magnetic resonance imaging. Cardiac imaging in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease introduction coronary artery disease cad is the leading global cause of death accounting for 173 million deaths per nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging spect or pet myocardial perfusion imaging mpi is a noninvasive imaging . Co authored by a nuclear cardiologist and a cardiologist this book presents practical up to date information on diagnostic imaging for coronary artery disease including coronary ct angiography cardiac spect cardiac pet and mri the authors present the basic concepts and must know facts of these modalities and offer guidelines for risk stratification of coronary artery disease test questions for board review are included. Coronary artery disease cad continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide although invasive coronary angiography has previously been the gold standard in establishing the diagnosis of cad there is a growing shift to more appropriately use the cardiac catheterization laboratory to perform interventional procedures once a diagnosis of cad has been established by
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