Application of Positron Emission Tomography in the Heart

Council on Scientific Affairs Report of the Positron Emission Tomography Panel

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This report discusses experimental and clinical applications of positron emission tomography to the heart, including measurements of blood flow to the myocardium and studies of metabolism and experimental injury. Most initial clinical studies have concentrated on ischemic heart disease, but the technique also has potential for investigation of cardiomyopathies, studying the neural control of the heart, and evaluating the effects of drugs on cardiac tissues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2438-2445
Number of pages8
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number16
StatePublished - Apr 22 1988


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