ECG-gated scintillation probe measurement of left ventricular function.

  title={ECG-gated scintillation probe measurement of left ventricular function.},
  author={S L Bacharach and Michael V. Green and Jeffrey S. Borer and Harold Ostrow and David R. Redwood and Gerald S. Johnston},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={18 12},
A nonimaging, ECG-gated scintillation-probe system is described that permits real-time quantification, at high temporal resolution, of the time variation of left ventricular (LV) volume over a complete, average cardiac cycle. Linearity between counting rate and volume, probe positioning, and background correction were investigated for both cylindrically collimated (CC) and parallel-hole-collimated (PC) detectors. In 53 patient studies, results obtained with these probes were compared with… CONTINUE READING