Since its introduction in Singapore more than 10 years ago, nuclear cardiology has now become an integral part of comprehensive cardiac workup of patients with a variety of cardiac diseases. We trace its local development from the 1980s to its present-day role in cardiac evaluation, and into the potential future of genetic and molecular cardiology.
The past decade has witnessed significant advances and rapid growth in the field of nuclear cardiology. In Singapore, our experience has been similar to the United States, with a 10% to 15% yearly growth in volume of cardiac nuclear studies now performed at many institutions since its introduction in 1983.
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