Quantitative split dose thallium-201 imaging with exercise: a technique for obtaining rest and exercise perfusion images in one setting and markedly reducing the study time.

@article{Okada1985QuantitativeSD,
  title={Quantitative split dose thallium-201 imaging with exercise: a technique for obtaining rest and exercise perfusion images in one setting and markedly reducing the study time.},
  author={Robert D. Okada and Charles A. Boucher and Gerald M. Pohost},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={70-7}
}
In the current study, a technique for performing serial thallium imaging after two separate tracer injections was applied to exercise thallium imaging, thus allowing the acquisition of rest and exercise images within 1 hour. Twenty-four patients with and 10 patients without significant coronary artery disease were studied. One mCi of thallium-201 was injected intravenously and imaging was performed at rest in three projections. The patient was then stressed and an additional 1 mCi of thallium… CONTINUE READING