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Coronary artery calcification: pathophysiology, epidemiology, imaging methods, and clinical implications. A statement for health professionals from the American Heart Association. Writing Group.
Atherosclerotic calcification is an organized, regulated process similar to bone formation that occurs only when other aspects of atherosclerosis are also present. Nonhepatic Gla-containing proteinsExpand
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Technetium-99m hexakis 2-methoxyisobutyl isonitrile: human biodistribution, dosimetry, safety, and preliminary comparison to thallium-201 for myocardial perfusion imaging.
The biodistribution, dosimetry, and safety of a new myocardial imaging agent, 99mTc-hexakis-2-methoxyisobutyl isonitrile (HEXAMIBI), was evaluated in 17 normal volunteers at rest and exercise (PhaseExpand
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Whole-body FDG-PET imaging for staging of Hodgkin's disease and lymphoma.
UNLABELLED Accurate staging of Hodgkin's disease (HD) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is important for treatment management. In this study, the utility of 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG)Expand
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Decision tree sensitivity analysis for cost-effectiveness of FDG-PET in the staging and management of non-small-cell lung carcinoma.
UNLABELLED Preliminary studies have shown that PET is more accurate than CT for the staging of non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). However, the potential effect of PET on the management of theseExpand
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Separate acquisition rest thallium-201/stress technetium-99m sestamibi dual-isotope myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography: a clinical validation study.
OBJECTIVES This study assessed the validity of a novel approach to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy that provides the opportunity to avoid the drawbacks of standard same-day rest/stressExpand
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Transient ischemic dilation of the left ventricle on stress thallium-201 scintigraphy: a marker of severe and extensive coronary artery disease.
On exercise thallium-201 scintigraphy, it has been noted that the size of the left ventricle is sometimes larger on the immediate poststress image than on the 4 hour redistribution image; thisExpand
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Technical aspects of myocardial SPECT imaging with technetium-99m sestamibi.
Most reports to date using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with technetium-99m (Tc-99m) sestamibi have used acquisition parameters that were optimized for thallium-201. To fullyExpand
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Automated iterative three-dimensional registration of positron emission tomography images.
Two types of image similarity measures, the sum of absolute differences (SAD) and the stochastic sign change (SSC), were compared for three-dimensional registration of images from PET. To test theExpand
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A New Technique for Assessing Right Ventricular Ejection Fraction Using Rapid Multiple‐gated Equilibrium Cardiac Blood Pool Scintigraphy: Description, Validation and Findings in Chronic Coronary
A reproducible, noninvasive technique for determining right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) was developed using multiple-gated equilibrium blood pool scintigraphy, which allows serial rapidExpand
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Prognostic value of normal exercise and adenosine (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin SPECT imaging: results from the multicenter registry of 4,728 patients.
UNLABELLED Event rates associated with a normal or low-risk myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging study have been shown by numerous investigators to be associated with <1%/y of follow-up. Thus, the aimExpand
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