Recent Patents on Medical Imaging

Charles Bellows  
Chief Division of General Surgery
University of New Mexico
New Mexico


Tomographic Imaging Methods and Gated Technique in Nuclear Cardiology: A Review on Current Status and Future Developments

Author(s): Salih Sinan Gultekin, Gokhan Koca, Hasan Ikbal Atilgan.


Cardiac applications of SPECT or PET imaging and Gated technique have a wide area of use in the field of nuclear cardiology. Throughout the last decade, rapid technological developments have occurred, and additional contributions to the patient administration and the cost-effectiveness of these radionuclide imaging methods have been shown. Regarding single or hybride cardiac imaging, including SPECT and PET methods with or without ECG-gated technique in field of nuclear cardiology with an extensive review, this article presents the current status in the technical background of nuclear tomographic imaging and in the areas of clinical practice, and intends to predict future developments on related patent forms.

Keywords: Cardiac PET, cardiac SPECT, ECG-gated technique, multimodality cardiac imaging, myocardial perfusion imaging, nuclear cardiology.

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Article Details

Year: 2013
Page: [60 - 79]
Pages: 20
DOI: 10.2174/1877613211303010007