"Cardiac SPECT Imaging" fully delineates the expanding role of this modality in today's nuclear cardiology practice. There are updates on its use in myocardial infarction imaging and in the detection and evaluation of coronary artery disease - including exercise and pharmacologic stress testing and gated blood pool scintigraphy. The book provides comparative assessments of cardiac SPECT imaging with other frequently used modalities. Included among these are positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and echocardiography. Basic principles of SPECT are reviewed, and important advances in image acquisition and processing are highlighted, particularly advanced quantitative computer methods such as three-dimensional reconstruction and superimposed three-dimensional coronary maps. Instrumentation and image quality control are explained throughly. Rounding out the coverage are timely updates on new and investigational radiopharmaceuticals such as 99mTc-sestamibi and 99mTc-teboroxime as well as the latest camera and computer systems.