Detection of myocardial viability with F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose and single photon emission computed tomography.


The application of 18-F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) imaging with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to detect tissue viability has been introduced recently in several centers, both in Europe and the USA. This paper summarizes the available data on FDG SPECT. Three studies have performed a direct comparison between FDG SPECT and FDG PET, showing… (More)