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Raffaella Calabretta
Dr. med. Raffaella CalabrettaSection Head Scintigraphy Outpatient Clinic; Section Head Nuclear Cardiology

Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy (Division of Nuclear Medicine)
Position: Senior physician

ORCID: 0000000280183884
T +43 1 004314040058722
raffaella.calabretta@meduniwien.ac.at

Research interests

  • Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Myocardial perfusion gated-SPECT
  • Quantitative myocardial perfusion gated-PET: absolute quantification of myocardial blood flow, coronary flow reserve, left ventricular function
  • Hybrid PET/CT and PET/MRI in atherosclerosis
  • Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine Imaging in Cardio-Oncology

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

SPECT, Hybrid Imaging PET/CT and PET/MRI.

Selected publications

  1. Calabretta, R. et al. (2020) ‘Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy Induces Inflammatory Activity in Large Arteries’, Circulation, 142(24), pp. 2396–2398. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/circulationaha.120.048708.
  2. Calabretta, R. et al. (2021) ‘Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy Induces Inflammatory Activity in the Large Arteries of Lymphoma Patients under 50 Years of Age’, Biology, 10(11), p. 1206. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/biology10111206.
  3. Calabretta, R. et al. (2021) ‘Prognostic value of divergent pattern detection by 99mTc-sestamibi gated SPECT in patients with anterior acute myocardial infarction’, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology [Preprint]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12350-021-02874-6.
  4. Sciagrà, R. et al. (2018) ‘Sub-endocardial and sub-epicardial measurement of myocardial blood flow using 13NH3 PET in man’, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, 27(5), pp. 1665–1674. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12350-018-1445-y.
  5. Calabretta, R. et al. (2022) ‘Evaluation of stress myocardial blood flow patterns in patients with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy’, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, 29(4), pp. 1946–1951. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12350-022-02911-y.