ASNC Issues New SPECT Guideline, Receives SNMMI Endorsement

Now available for download, ASNC's much-anticipated update to the 2010 SPECT guideline addresses the many “advances that have transformed SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging as we know it,” says Writing Committee Chair Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, FASNC
The new guideline, “ASNC Imaging Guidelines: Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) Myocardial Perfusion Imaging—Instrumentation, Acquisition, Processing, and Interpretation,” is essential guidance for every member of the imaging community, including all nuclear cardiology team members. 
“Recent breakthroughs in SPECT technology now enable, for the first time, exceedingly low radiation dose imaging, myocardial blood flow quantitation, and personalized imaging protocols,” says Dr. Dorbala. “We intend for the new guideline to be a giant step toward standardizing the contemporary practice of SPECT MPI for the benefit of patients with heart disease.”

Replete with illustrative figures, the new guideline features updates on novel hardware, novel collimators and CZT scanners plus brand-new sections on—
  • Reduced count density reconstruction techniques 
  • SPECT myocardial blood flow quantification 
  • Stress-first/stress-only imaging, and  
  • Patient-centered myocardial perfusion imaging
 The guideline earned the endorsement of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, and is published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

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