Advanced Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in the Diagnosis of Cardiomyopathy

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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 Sep 9:1-10. doi: 10.2214/AJR.20.22790. Online ahead of print.


OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to summarize the protocol, interpretation, and diagnostic performance of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging in imaging two distinctive, underdiagnosed cardiomyopathies: cardiac amyloidosis and cardiac sarcoidosis. CONCLUSION. Emerging new radiotracers and advanced molecular imaging modalities enable us to noninvasively characterize certain types of cardiomyopathies, including cardiac amyloidosis and cardiac sarcoidosis, with great confidence. We expect to improve recognition and promote the application of such advanced techniques in the imaging and management of these potentially lethal cardiomyopathies.

PMID:32901569 | DOI:10.2214/AJR.20.22790

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