Suna Kirac

Pamukkale University Turkey

Suna F. Kıraç, MD, Prof, FASNC, completed her post graduation in three steps. First, she got a title of internal medicine specialist and then she educated in nuclear medicine. Later, she studied in nuclear Cardiology Lab in Yale University Medical School, USA and got nuclear cardiology certificate. Prof. Kiraç is a fellow of ASNC. She is generally interested in nuclear cardiology and cardiac imaging. Currently she is the editor in chief consultant of Anatolian J Cardiology and is responsible for ethical issues, in addition to being a part of the editorial boards of medical journals. Prof. Kiraç contributed as an attendant, presenter and speaker to national and international congress, symposium and courses on nuclear medicine, cardiology, nuclear cardiology and other related subjects. Her publications in the national and international journals are on general nuclear medicine and cardiac imaging subjects. She has five printed books and book chapters one of which got mansion award from The Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2011.

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) and its consequences are most important morbidity and mortality reasons in the developed and developing countries. To prevent hard end-points, early definitive diagnosis and optimum therapy play significant role. Novel advanced diagnostic tests which are biomarkers of inflammation, cell adhesion, cell activation and imaging techniques provide to get the best result in the detection and characterization of calcified or uncalcified atherosclerotic plaques. In spite of last developments in the imaging methods, coronary catheterization is still frequently performed. Following the first cardiac catheterization performed in 1844, date by date historical developments and the mechanics of cardiac catheterization techniques, risks associated with coronary angiography, and also, preventions and treatments of possible complications have been presented in this book. Other important issue is radiation exposure of patients and staff during coronary angiography and scintigraphy. Radiation dose reduction techniques, general radiation protection principles have been discussed in related chapters.

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