Ernest Gordon DePuey

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The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) is an international scientific and professional organization founded in 1954 to promote the science, technology, and practical application of nuclear medicine. Its 16,000 members are physicians, technologists, and scientists specializing in the research and practice of nuclear medicine. In(More)
Planar equilibrium radionuclide angiography (ERNA) is used to determine global and regional measures of ventricular function (primarily left ventricular [LV] function) at rest and/or during exercise stress or pharma-cologic intervention. These measures of ventricular function may include evaluations of ventricular wall motion, ejection fraction (EF), and(More)
Myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a well-established, highly standardized test to detect significant coronary artery disease and to risk-stratify patients with regard to cardiac event-free survival. Recently there have been significant advancements in scintillation camera hardware and software that allow for(More)
In infants and children, anomalous origin of the left coronary artery (ALCA) from the pulmonary artery may be difficult to distinguish from congestive cardiomyopathy (CCM) of other causes. We performed thallium-201 myocardial perfusion imaging in seven children with ALCA and in nine with CCM to study the usefulness of this technique in distinguishing(More)
Technetium-99m ((99m)Tc) sestamibi myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPI) is widely used for the diagnosis and assessment of prognosis in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. During these investigations, inspection of raw projected data for the purpose of quality control may occasionally yield incidental noncardiac findings that suggest the(More)
UNLABELLED Ejection fractions computed from 99mTc-sestamibi myocardial perfusion gated tomograms have demonstrated a high degree of accuracy and reproducibility. Although automated algorithms appear to provide reasonable endocardial outlines for patients over a broad spectrum of cardiac diseases, in cases of severe hypoperfusion, it is necessary to manually(More)
Compton scatter from radiotracer in structures close to the heart may partially or completely mask myocardial perfusion defects on SPECT imaging. Previous reports have discussed benefits of additional delayed imaging. We present a case in which additional delayed stress imaging reduced Compton scatter and unveiled clinically significant, stress-induced(More)
Pulmonary scintigraphy has a well-established role in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). The diagnostic specificity is increased if the perfusion study is combined with assessment of regional ventilation. VQ scans interpreted as either normal, near-normal, or high probability are reasonably diagnostic. Misinterpretation of the VQ scan can result in(More)
Gastrointestinal bleeding scans are extremely useful for localizing the source of gastrointestinal bleeding before interventional radiology procedures. It is essential that physicians understand the numerous possible pitfalls when interpreting these scans. Understanding the potential causes of false-positive scan interpretation eliminates unnecessary(More)