The Journal of Nuclear Cardiology (JNC) brings readers peer-reviewed original articles and timely discussions about the current and future role of nuclear cardiology. The JNC podcast series features interviews with journal editorial board members about articles of particular interest to ASNC members.
Dr. Piotr J. Slomka from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discusses the results of his study on the prognostic value of fully automated quantitative analysis software applied to new solid-state, high-speed (HS) SPECT-myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI).
Dr. Sharmila Dorbala from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts discusses the results of her study on the feasibility and safety of Regadenoson injection at peak ETT for submaximal heart rate (HR) response.
Dr. Leslee Shaw of the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute in Atlanta, Georgia discusses the results of her study evaluating the Impact of left ventricular function and the extent of ischemia and scar by stress myocardial perfusion imaging on prognosis and therapeutic risk reduction in diabetic patients with coronary artery disease.
Dr. Ron Blankstein from Brigham and Women's Hospital reviews the strengths and the limitations of imaging coronary anatomy and myocardial perfusion and summarizes updated key technical aspects of how to perform and interpret CT perfusion imaging.
Dr. John Mahmarian of the Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular Center in Houston, Texas discusses the results of his study evaluating low- to intermediate-risk patients admitted through the emergency department with acute chest pain.
Dr. Robert Hendel of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reviews a new study evaluating the use of appropriate use criteria in an academic practice and a Veterans Affairs hospital.
Dr. Piotr Slomka compares quantitative analysis with expert visual scoring in predicting cardiac death in patients with suspected coronary artery disease.
Dr. Peter Tilkemeier discusses his study reviewing the most common reporting errors cited during the laboratory accreditation application process and explores the impact of accreditation on quality improvement.
Drs. Aarti Gupta and Peter Tilkemeier discuss their study evaluating gender disparity in imaging referrals and some methods for addressing this disparity.
Dr. Amalia Peix of the Institute of Cardiology in La Havana, Cuba discusses her study of imaging in asymptomatic diabetic patients.
Dr. Mark Travin of Montefiore Medical Center discusses his important study of TID in patients with normal SPECT images.
Dr. Salvador Borges-Neto of Duke University Medical Center discusses the prevalence of SPECT-derived mechanical dyssynchrony and describes clinical variables which predict mechanical dyssynchrony in patients with LV dysfunction.
Drs. Lane Duvall and Milena Henzlova of Mount Sinai Medical Center evaluate the advantages and challenges of adopting a low-dose stress-only protocol using a high-speed camera.
Dr. Balaji Tamarappoo of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discusses the relationship between luminal stenosis measured by coronary CT angiography and severity of stress-induced ischemia.
Dr. Shishir Mathur of Hartford Hospital discusses the prognostic potential of blunted heart rate response in patients undergoing a pharmacological stress test.
Drs. Lane Duvall and Milena Henzlova of Mount Sinai Medical Center discuss their study evaluating the reliability, diagnostic accuracy, and prognostic accuracy of a normal stress-only SPECT MPI study in routine clinical practice.
Dr. Kevin Bybee of the Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine talks about his study published in the March/April issue of the JNC describing the impact of coronary artery calcium score on physician prescribing patterns.
Hear Dr. Gaurav Choudhary of Providence VA Medical Center and Brown University discuss his paper evaluating the use of CAC and CTA in addition to stress myocardial perfusion imaging.
The Journal of Nuclear Cardiology podcast series is supported by Astellas Pharma US, Inc.