Potential utility of rubidium 82 PET quantification in patients with 3-vessel coronary artery disease.

@article{Parkash2004PotentialUO,
  title={Potential utility of rubidium 82 PET quantification in patients with 3-vessel coronary artery disease.},
  author={Ratika Parkash and Robert A. deKemp and Terrence D Ruddy and A Kitsikis and Richard Hart and Luc M Beauchesne and Kathryn A P Williams and R. Andrew Davies and Marino Labinaz and Rob S. B. Beanlands},
  journal={Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={440-9}
}
BACKGROUND Standard perfusion imaging may underestimate the extent of disease in 3-vessel coronary atherosclerosis. This study determined whether positron emission tomography quantification of perfusion reserve by use of rubidium 82 net retention defined a greater extent of disease than the standard approach in patients with 3-vessel disease. METHODS AND RESULTS Rb-82 net retention was quantified as an estimation of absolute perfusion at rest and with dipyridamole stress by use of dynamic… CONTINUE READING

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