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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association|
|State||Published - Apr 22 1988|