Gated (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin SPECT for discriminating infarct from artifact in fixed myocardial perfusion defects.

@article{Fleischmann2004GatedS,
  title={Gated (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin SPECT for discriminating infarct from artifact in fixed myocardial perfusion defects.},
  author={Samuel P Fleischmann and Pascal Koepfli and Mehdi Namdar and Christophe A. Wyss and Rolf Jenni and Philipp A. Kaufmann},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={754-9}
}
UNLABELLED Soft-tissue attenuation artifacts generally appear as fixed perfusion-scan defects. Gated (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin SPECT may help differentiate myocardial infarction (MI) from artifacts, as fixed defects with decreased function (wall motion and thickening) probably represent MI, whereas attenuation artifacts represent preserved function. METHODS Ungated stress and gated rest (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin SPECT was performed on 153 consecutive patients referred for evaluation of coronary artery… CONTINUE READING

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