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FMTVDM©℗*** Nuclear Imaging Artificial (AI) Intelligence But First We Need to Clarify the Use Of (1) Stress, (2) Rest, (3) Redistribution And (4) Quantification

Volume 7 - Issue 2

Richard M. Fleming*, Matthew R Fleming, Andrew Mc Kusick and Tapan K Chaudhuri

Received: July 18, 2018;   Published: July 28, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.07.001489

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Abstract

Considerable interest has focused on reducing the amount of radioactive isotope used during myocardial perfusion imaging as most recently raised yet again in the recently released [1] 2018 “ASNC Imaging Guidelines: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Myocardial Perfusion Imaging—Instrumentation, Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation,” endorsed by the SNMMI. In these guidelines the authors recommend the utilization of “Stress-First/Stress-Only Imaging.” This editorial is designed to address three of the most common misperceptions currently plaguing Nuclear Cardiology & Nuclear Medicine.

Abstract | Introduction | The Misunderstanding of Redistribution | The Misunderstanding of Quantification | Conclusion | References |