Assessment of digital ischaemia and evaluation of response to therapy by 99mTc sestamibi limb scintigraphy after local cooling of the hands in patients with vasospastic Raynaud's syndrome.

@article{Sarikaya2004AssessmentOD,
  title={Assessment of digital ischaemia and evaluation of response to therapy by 99mTc sestamibi limb scintigraphy after local cooling of the hands in patients with vasospastic Raynaud's syndrome.},
  author={Ali Sarikaya and Turan Ege and Mehmet Fatih Firat and Enver Duran},
  journal={Nuclear medicine communications},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={207-11}
}
AIM Cold induced arteriolar constriction in patients with vasospastic Raynaud's syndrome (VRS) produces temporary digital ischaemia. The aim of this study was to ascertain whether 99mTc sestamibi scintigraphy is useful in the diagnosis and the monitoring of treatment in VRS. METHODS Fifteen patients with VRS and 20 matched normal controls underwent examination. Twelve patients with VRS received therapy. For each patient, one hand was immersed in iced water for 30s while the other hand served… CONTINUE READING