Radionuclide angiocardiography


Journal Article

Radioactive materials have been used to study blood circulation for over 50 years, but no radionuclide procedure is currently accepted for routine use in clinical cardiology. However, more recent refinement of radionuclide techniques and a broader patient experience has confirmed that accurate hemodynamic information can be obtained with little patient risk or discomfort. The continued use of radionuclide studies in patients with cardiac disease can reasonably be expected to evolve specific clinical indications for routine use. The prevalence of cardiac disease in our population and the need for noninvasive approaches to cardiac diagnosis appear to justify the current enthusiasm for further development of these studies.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jones, RH; Rerych, SK; Scholz, PM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 188 - 198

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-9963

Citation Source

  • Scopus