Radionuclide evaluation of cardiac trauma.

  title={Radionuclide evaluation of cardiac trauma.},
  author={Frederick L. Datz and Samuel E. Lewis and Robert W. Parkey and Frederick J. Bonte and Luis Maximilian Buja and James T. Willerson},
  journal={Seminars in nuclear medicine},
  volume={10 2},
Radionuclides were first used in the evaluation of myocardial trauma as a noninvasive means to detect hemopericardium. At present an important use is in the diagnosis of myocardial contusion, which can be difficult to recognize clinically, and often has nonspecific EKG and enzyme alterations. Technetium-99m pyrophosphate scintigraphy has been shown to be of significant value in confirming this diagnosis. Myocardial scintigrams are helpful in determining the degree of damage produced by… CONTINUE READING


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