Cardiac hybrid imaging: Novel tracers for novel targets

Andrea Ponsiglione, Raffaele Ascione, Carmela Nappi, Massimo Imbriaco, Michele Klain, Renato Cuocolo, Alberto Cuocolo, Mario Petretta

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Non-invasive cardiac imaging has explored enormous advances in the last few decades. In particular, hybrid imaging represents the fusion of information from multiple imaging modalities, allowing to provide a more comprehensive dataset compared to traditional imaging techniques in patients with cardiovascular diseases. The complementary anatomical, functional and molecular information provided by hybrid systems are able to simplify the evaluation procedure of various pathologies in a routine clinical setting. The diagnostic capability of hybrid imaging modalities can be further enhanced by introducing novel and specific imaging biomarkers. The aim of this review is to cover the most recent advancements in radiotracers development for SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and PET/MRI for cardiovascular diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-758
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Geriatric Cardiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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