Franz Bitter

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The upward creep of the heart during myocardial single photon emission tomography (SPET) acquisition has been reported as a frequent source of false-positive results. The aim of this study was to simplify the detection and correction of this upward creep and to estimate its clinical relevance during routine patient care. To recognize the upward heart motion(More)
The present investigation was undertaken to introduce a quantitative scintigraphic method for evaluation of regurgitation and to compare it with the generally accepted quantitative method of Sandler and Dodge (Sandler et al., 1963). Radionuclide ventriculography was carried out after injection of 20 mCi 99mtechnetium-labeled red blood cells. Time-activity(More)
Fourier transform of gated radionuclide ventriculograms (RNV) permits the quantitative evaluation of regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMA) regarding both regional magnitude (amplitude display) and regional time sequence of contraction (phase display). In this study, an attempt was made to further specify coronary artery disease (CAD) and non-CAD RWMA(More)
Gated SPECT (GASPECT) during radionuclide ventriculography (RNV) is a time-consuming procedure requiring extended hard- and software. Furthermore, the procedure suffers from poor count statistics. Our method tries to overcome these difficulties by exploiting the count summation effect of Fourier analysis. The sine and cosine coefficients of the first(More)
Criteria for the detection of coronary artery disease in nuclear cardiology include visualization of perfusion defects and functional impairment of contraction. The purpose of this study is to combine both methods in one procedure with the new myocardial perfusion tracer, 99mTc-methoxy-isobutyl-isonitril (MIBI), reducing time and radiation burden to the(More)
The present investigation was undertaken to assess a new scintigraphic method for the diagnosis of left-to-right shunts due to atrial septal defect based on the differing stroke volumes of left and right ventricles and to compare it with oxymetric data. Radionuclide ventriculography was carried out after injection of 20 mCi 99mtechnetium-labeled red blood(More)
A consecutive series of 56 patients with chest pain but no evidence of previous myocardial infarction was prospectively studied by radionuclide ventriculography to determine the value of global and regional radionuclide indices in detecting coronary artery disease. The results were correlated with the clinical judgment of chest pain, the results of the(More)
Myocardial scanning (MS) and radionuclide ventriculography (RNV) are the foundation of nuclear cardiology. These procedures aim in two completely different directions: RNV tries to image heart motion, that is, mechanical (pump) function, and therefore belongs to the group of first-order functional imaging (FI, imaging mechanical function), whereas MS is(More)
In order to test the diagnostic potential of phase analysis of radionuclide ventriculography (RNV) for localizing accessory bundles in Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, 24 experimental runs were performed in three open chest instrumented dogs. After a baseline study, WPW syndrome was simulated by stimulation at seven different sites around the base of(More)