Thallium tomography in the detection of myocardial perfusion defects.


Tomographic 201-Tl scintigrams (SPECT) were compared with conventional planar images (PLAN) in 100 consecutive patients with ischaemic heart disease (IHD). Agreement was obtained in 78/100 and disagreement in 7/100. In 15 patients the results were equivocal. The sensitivity of PLAN and SPECT was studied in 35 patients with IHD and angina pectoris who were also examined with coronary angiography. SPECT had a sensitivity of 88 per cent compared with 84 per cent for PLAN. SPECT was better in matching perfusion defects to coronary stenoses in this small patient group.

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@article{Bone1985ThalliumTI, title={Thallium tomography in the detection of myocardial perfusion defects.}, author={Dianna Bone and Anders Holmgren and Bertil Svane}, journal={Acta medica Scandinavica. Supplementum}, year={1985}, volume={694}, pages={109-19} }