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Learning

Discover below some of the valuable resources available for your nuclear practice.

Over the years we have compiled articles, webcasts and press releases related to our products and our field. They are assembled here to help you find what you are looking for.

Nuclear Cardiology

Training

Fundamentals of Emory Toolbox

In this video, Support Manager, Ron Fuller, explains the basics of the application.

Image Interpretation

In this PowerPoint slideshow, Dr. Garcia show case based interpretation of more difficult cases.

Articles

The Tools of Emory Cardiac Toolbox

Emory Toolbox

Phase Analysis/SyncTool™

 

Comparison of Ejection Fraction methods

Gated Quality Control

Compare Emory Toolbox, QPS and 4DMSPECT

Perfex

 
 
 

Ballal S, Patel CD, Singla S, Sharma P, Narang R, Sharma G, Malhotra A: "Comparison of software programs for the assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction using 99mTc-tetrofosmin-gated SPECT/CT: correlation with equilibrium radionuclide ventriculography in the Indian population". Nucl Med Commun 33(11):1160-8, 2012.

Harisankar CN, Mittal BR, Kamaleshwaran KK, Parmar M, Bhattacharya A, Singh B, Mahajan R: Reliability of left ventricular ejection fraction calculated with gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography in patients with extensive perfusion defect. Nucl Med Commun 32(6):503-7, 2011.

Dostbil Z, Arıtürk Z, Cil H, Elbey MA, Tekbaş E, Yazıcı M, Yıldız I, Taşdemir B: "Comparison of left ventricular functional parameters obtained from three different commercial automated software cardiac quantification program packages and their intraobserver reproducibility". Ann Nucl Med 25(2):125-31, 2011.

Khalil MM, Elgazzar A, Khalil W. "Evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction by the quantitative algorithms QGS, ECTb, LMC and LVGTF using gated myocardial perfusion SPECT: investigation of relative accuracy". Nuclear Medicine Communications, 27(4):321-332, April, 2006.

Khalil MM, Elgazzar A, Khalil W, Omar A, Ziada G. "Assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction by four different methods using 99mTc tetrofosmin gated SPECT in patients with small hearts: correlation with gated blood pool". Nuclear Medicine Communications, 26(10):885-893, October, 2005.

Schaefer WM, Lipke CS, Standke D, Kuhl HP, Nowak B, Kaiser HJ, Koch KC, Buell U. "Quantification of left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction from gated 99mTc-MIBI SPECT: MRI validation and comparison of the Emory Cardiac Tool Box with QGS and 4D-MSPECT". J Nuclear Medicine, 46(8):1256-1263, August, 2005.

Lum DP and Coel MN. "Comparison of automatic quantification software for the measurement of ventricular volume and ejection fraction in gated myocardial perfusion SPECT". Nuclear Medicine Communications, 24(3):259-266, March, 2003.

Nichols K, Santana CA, Folks R, et al. "Comparison between ECTb and QGS for assessment of left ventricular function from gated myocardial perfusion SPECT". J Nuclear Cardiology, 9(3):285-293, May/June 2002.

Nakajima K, Higuchi T, Taki J, Kawano M, Tonami N. "Accuracy of Ventricular Volume and Ejection Fraction Measured by GatedMyocardial SPECT: Comparison of 4 Software Programs". JNucl Med. 2001: 42:1571-1578.

Faber TL, Vansant JP, Pettigrew RI, et al. Evaluation of left ventricular endocardial volumes and ejection fractions computed from gated perfusion SPECT with MR: Comparison of two methods. J Nuclear Cardiology, 8(6):645-651, November/December, 2001.

Germano G, Kiat H, Kavanagh PB, Moriel M, Mazzanti M, Su HT, Van Train KF, Berman DS. "Automatic quantification of ejection fraction from gated myocardial perfusion SPECT". J Nucl Med 36(11):2138-2147, 1995.

Amalia Peix, Claudio Tinoco Mesquita, Diana Paez, Carlos Cunha Pereira, Renata Felix, Claudia Gutierrez, Rodrigo Jaimovich, Barbara Maria Ianni, Jose Soares Jr, Pastor Olayah, M. Victoria Rodriguez, Albert Flotats, Raffaele Giubbini, Mark Travin and Ernest V. Garcia: "Nuclear medicine in the management of patients with heart failure: guidance from an expert panel of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)". Nucl Med Commun 35:818–823, 2014

Cooke CD, Esteves FP, Chen J, Garcia EV: "Left ventricular mechanical synchrony from stress and rest 82Rb PET myocardial perfusion ECG-gated studies: Differentiating normal from LBBB patients." J Nucl Cardiol 18(6):1076-1085, 2011.

Chen J, Garcia EV, Bax JJ, Iskandrian AE, Borges-Neto S, Soman P: "SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for the assessment of left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony". J Nucl Cardiol 18(4):685-694, 2011.

Samad Z, Atchley AE, Trimble MA, Sun JL, Shaw LK, Pagnanelli R, Chen J, Garcia EV, Iskandrian AE, Velazquez EJ, Borges-Neto S: Prevalence and predictors of mechanical dyssynchrony as defined by phase analysis in patients with left ventricular dysfunction undergoing gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging. J Nucl Cardiol 18(1):23-30, 2011.

Boogers MJ, Chen J, van Bommel RJ, Borleffs CJ, Dibbets-Schneider P, van der Heil B, AI Younis I, Schalij MJ, van der Wall EE, Garcia EV, Bax JJ: Optimal left ventricular lead position assessed with phase analysis on gated myocardial perfusion SPECT. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 38:230-8, 2011.

Lin X, Xu H, Zhao X, Folks RD, Faber TL, Garcia EV, Chen J: Repeatability of left ventricular dyssynchrony and function parameters in serial gated myocardial perfusion SPECT studies. J Nucl Cardiol 17:811-6, 2010.

Atchley AE, Trimble MA, Samad Z, Shaw LK, Pagnanelli R, Chen J, Garcia EV, Iskandrian AE, Velazquez EJ, Borges-Neto S: "Use of phase analysis of gated SPECT perfusion imaging to quantify dyssynchrony in patients with mild-to-moderate left ventricular dysfunction". J Nucl Cardiol 16:888-94, 2009.

Chen J, Faber TL, Cooke CD, Garcia EV. "Temporal resolution of multiharmonic phase analysis of ECG-gated myocardial perfusion SPECT studies". JNC 15(3):383-391, 2008.

Nichols KJ, Van Tosh A, Wang Y, Chen J, Garcia EV, Palestro CJ, Reichek N: "Relationship between blood pool and myocardial perfusion gated SPECT global and regional LV function measurements". Nucl Med Commun 30:292-9, 2009.

Brandao SCS, Nishioka SAD, Giorgi MCP, Chen J, Abe R, Filho MM, Hotta VT, Vieira ML, Garcia EV, Meneghetti JC: "Cardiac resynchronization therapy evaluated by myocardial scintigraphy with Tc-99m-MIBI: Changes on left ventricular uptake, dyssynchrony, and function". Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 36:986-96, 2009.

Nichols KJ, Van Tosh A, Siddiqi S, Chen J, Garcia EV, Palestro CJ, Reichek N: "Gated myocardial perfusion SPECT asynchrony measurements in patients with left bundle branch block". Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 25:43-51, 2009.

Li D, Zhou Y, Feng J, Yuan D, Cao K, Garcia EV, Chen J: Impact of image reconstruction on phase analysis of ECG-gated myocardial perfusion SPECT studies. Nuc Med Commun 30:700-5, 2009.

Mark A. Trimble, MD, Salvador Borges-Neto, MD, Emily F. Honeycutt, MS, Linda K. Shaw, MHS, Robert Pagnanelli, CNMT, NCT, Ji Chen, PhD, Ami E. Iskandrian, MD, Ernest V. Garcia, PhD, Eric J. Velazquez, MD. "Evaluation of mechanical dyssynchrony and myocardial perfusion using phase analysis of gated SPECT imaging in patients with left ventricular dysfunction". JNC 15(5):663-670, 2008.

Marsan NA, Henneman MM, Chen J, Ypenburg C, Dibbets P, Ghio S, Bleeker GB, Stokkel MP, van der Wall EE, Tavazzi L, Garcia EV, Bax JJ. "Real-time three-dimensional echocardiography as a novel approach to quantify left ventricular dyssynchrony: a comparison study with phase analysis of gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography". J Am Soc Echo 21(7):801-807, 2008.

Trimble MA, Borges-Neto S, Velazquez EJ. Chen J. Shaw LK. Pagnanelli R. Garcia EV. Iskandrian AE. "Emerging role of myocardial perfusion imaging to evaluate patients for cardiac resynchronization therapy". AJC 102(2):211-217, 2008.

Trimble MA, Velazquez EJ, Adams GL, Honeycutt EF, Pagnanelli RA, Barnhart HX, Chen J, Iskandrian AE, Garcia EV, Borges-Neto S. "Repeatability and reproducibility of phase analysis of gated single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging used to quantify cardiac dyssynchrony". Nuc Med Comm 29(4):374-381, 2008.

Chen J, Garcia EV, Henneman MM, Bax JJ, Boogers MJ, Trimble MA, Borges-Neto S, Velazquez EJ, Iskandrian AE. "Measuring left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony from ECG-gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging". Minerva Cardioangiologica. 56(2):227-235, 2008.

Chen J, Henneman MM, Trimble MA, Bax JJ, Borges-Neto S, Iskandrian AE, Nichols KJ, Garcia EV. "Assessment of left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony by phase analysis of ECG-gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging". JNC 15(1):127-136, 2008.

Marson NA, Henneman MM, Chen J, Ypenburg C, Dibbets P, Ghio S, Bleeker GB, Stokkel MP, van der Wall EE, Tavazzi L, Garcia EV, Bax JJ. "Left ventricular dyssynchrony assessed by two 3-dimensional imaging modalities: phase analysis of gated myocardial perfusion SPECT and tri-plane tissue Doppler imaging." Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imag 35(1):166-173, 2008.

NeuroQ Brain Imaging Analysis

 

Training Videos

In this video, Ken Van Train walks us through how to get started with NeuroQ.

NeuroQ Processing

In this video, Ken Van Train explains imaging analysis.

NeuroQ Analysis

Publications

NeuroQ in practice.

Book

NeuroQ™