A pet scan of the heart is a noninvasive nuclear imaging test it uses radioactive tracers called radionuclides to produce pictures of your heart doctors use cardiac pet scans to diagnose coronary artery disease cad and damage due to a heart attack . Pet or pet ct scans performed at rest or with pharmacological stress used for noninvasive imaging of the perfusion of the heart for the diagnosis and management of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. Cardiac pet and pet ct imaging is a comprehensive informative up to date state of the art textbook on newer cardiac imaging technologies and also provides valuable insight into the future of cardiac imaging the book has 6 parts the first 5 parts or sections are subdivided into several chapters that cover a wide spectrum of presently . Hybrid imaging of positron emission tomography pet together with computed tomography ct is rapidly emerging in cardiology this new advanced hybrid imaging modality allows quantification of cardiac perfusion in combination with assessment of coronary anatomy within a single scanning session of less than 45 minutes. Cardiac pet and pet ct imaging is a comprehensive informative up to date state ofthe art textbook on newer cardiac imaging technologies and also provides valuable insight into the future of cardiac imaging
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