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The Year in Cardiac Imaging

Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Impact Factor: 15.34). 04/2011; 57(17):1721-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.01.018
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ABSTRACT This review is a sequel to our 3 previous reports highlighting the most important recent literature in single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), myocardial perfusion imaging, cardiac positron emission tomography (PET), cardiac computed tomography (CT), and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In contrast to our previous reports, which covered 1 year each, this report covers the English-language literature over a 15-month period from April 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008. The increased length of our coverage period has magnified the difficulty of reaching a decision as to which articles merit inclusion. Our previous decisions have pleased some authors and disappointed others. We have again made every effort to avoid our personal biases in reaching these ever more difficult decisions. Our summary is once again organized around topical themes, reflecting the growing interest in integrated, multimodality imaging to solve clinical problems.

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