Baskot Branislav

Branislav Baskot MD PhD Ass Prof; was born 1958. in Ruma, Serbia. He finished Medicine Faculty in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and specialization of Nuclear Medicine on Military Medical Academy in Belgrade, Serbia in 1994. The main occupation in the field of Nuclear medicine was nuclear cardiology. He obtained his Doctoral degree in 2005.; “Determination of culprit lesion before and after percutaneous coronary intervention by myocardial perfusion imaging” and Master’s Degree; “Myocardial perfusion imaging with 99mTc-Tetrofosmin in the diagnosis ischemic heart disease” in 2003. He is an Associate professor of medicine, on Institute of Nuclear Medicine Medical Military Academy Belgrade, Serbia; Associate Professor on US Medical School, the first private medical school in Belgrade, Serbia; Associate Professor on European University Belgrade, Serbia; and Director and owner Department of Nuclear Medicine in Belgrade, Serbia.

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In the intervening 10 years tremendous advances in the field of cardiac computed tomography have occurred. We now can legitimately claim that computed tomography angiography (CTA) of the coronary arteries is available. In the evaluation of patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), many guidelines today consider CTA an alternative to stress testing. The use of CTA in primary prevention patients is more controversial in considering diagnostic test interpretation in populations with a low prevalence to disease. However the nuclear technique most frequently used by cardiologists is myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI). The combination of a nuclear camera with CTA allows for the attainment of coronary anatomic, cardiac function and MPI from one piece of equipment. PET/SPECT cameras can now assess perfusion, function, and metabolism. Assessing cardiac viability is now fairly routine with these enhancements to cardiac imaging. This issue is full of important information that every cardiologist needs to now.

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