Detection of coronary artery disease with positron emission tomography and rubidium 82.

@article{GroverMcKay1992DetectionOC,
  title={Detection of coronary artery disease with positron emission tomography and rubidium 82.},
  author={Maleah Grover-McKay and Osman M. Ratib and Markus Schwaiger and Daniel Wohlgelernter and Luis Araujo and Ch A Nienaber and Michael E. Phelps and Heinrich R. Schelbert},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1992},
  volume={123 3},
  pages={646-52}
}
Myocardial blood flow was evaluated in 31 subjects with not only visual but also, for the first time, circumferential profile analysis of rubidium 82 (82Rb) images acquired with positron emission tomography. Fifteen were control subjects and 16 subjects had significant coronary artery disease, defined as 50% or greater diameter stenosis in a major coronary artery or a first-order branch. Simultaneous 82Rb images at three myocardial levels were obtained before and after intravenous dipyridamole… CONTINUE READING