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OBJECTIVES This prospective study was conducted in 115 women to directly compare the sensitivity and specificity of thallium-201 (Tl-201), technetium-99m (Tc-99m) sestamibi perfusion and Tc-99m sestamibi electrocardiographic (ECG)-gated single-photon emission computed tomographic (SPECT) studies for detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). BACKGROUND(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a method for quantifying the uptake, redistribution, and washout of thallium-201 (201Tl) obtained with rotational tomography. This method generates maximum count circumferential profiles of the short-axis slices of the left ventricle, translates them into polar coordinate profiles, and displays them as a(More)
By means of ECG gating of tomographic (SPECT) 99mTc-sestamibi (MIBI) images, myocardial perfusion and wall thickening have been evaluated after a single tracer injection. To determine if left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) can also be measured from gated MIBI SPECT, 30 patients 1 wk to 6 mo after myocardial infarction (MI) received 22-30 mCi(More)
UNLABELLED A new technique for computing left ventricular function, including left ventricular volumes, mass and ejection fraction, has been developed. This method is a logical extension of the results of a standard perfusion quantification technique; thus, it allows integration of perfusion and functional information. METHODS Anatomically based models of(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between reversible thallium single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion defects at 1-year after revascularization and quantitative indexes in Emory Angioplasty versus Surgery Trial (EAST) and outcomes 3 years after revascularization in 336 patients. EAST was a randomized(More)
UNLABELLED Gated SPECT is a reproducible method for assessing left ventricular volume (LVV) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) from 99mTc-sestamibi myocardial perfusion imaging studies. LVV and LVEF measurements by this approach correlate well with those obtained from other cardiovascular imaging techniques. Nevertheless, the lack of criteria for(More)
Artifacts are produced in 201TI cardiac single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging because of a variety of causes including soft-tissue attenuation, overlying abdominal viscera, variable myocardial thickness, left bundle branch block, cardiac rotation, patient motion, and technical errors. Careful attention to quality control, utilization of(More)
OBJECTIVES We prospectively compared dipyridamole single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging with Tc-99m sestamibi and Tc-99m tetrofosmin for the detection of reversible perfusion defects in patients with mild-to-moderate coronary artery disease. BACKGROUND Tc-99m tetrofosmin has a lower first-pass myocardial extraction fraction compared(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnostic accuracy of myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography is limited by soft tissue attenuation. Artifacts may be reduced by attenuation correction (AC) or compensated for by assessment of wall motion in gated images. We studied the benefit of gating and AC, both separately and combined, in improving accuracy. (More)