Track 11

Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT

Studies of Nuclear cardiology, Cardiac CT & cardiac MRI  have become the powerful tools for diagnosis, risk assessment and guiding management of selected patients with details of suspected cardiac disease. In the present health scenarios, imaging looks into the combined considerations of improving outcomes and containing costs. 

Heart related diseases are the leading cause of death in the current world. Every year in U.S, more than 500,000 people die from coronary artery disease. Major strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease since past two decades. Nuclear Cardiology has played a vital role in establishing the diagnosis of heart disease and in the assessment of disease extent and the prediction of outcomes in the setting of coronary artery disease. Non-invasive techniques are used to know myocardial blood flow, evaluate the pumping function of the heart as well as visualize the size and location of a heart attack. Techniques like myocardial perfusion imaging, nuclear cardiology are most widely used.

A Cardiac CT scan is a painless imaging test performed using x rays to take many detailed pictures of heart and blood vessels. A multi detector CT is a very fast type of CT scanner that is used to interpret high-quality pictures of the beating heart and can detect calcium or blockages in the coronary arteries. The information obtained can help to evaluate the increased risk of heart attack.

Related Societies: Israeli Cardiology and Critical Care Nursing Society | Japanese Society of Thoracic Radiology | Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery | Kyrgyz Society of Cardiology | Lebanese Society of Cardiology | The Heart foundation of Malaysia | The Japanese Society of Hypertension