Using gated technetium-99m-sestamibi SPECT to characterize fixed myocardial defects as infarct or artifact.

@article{Depuey1995UsingGT,
  title={Using gated technetium-99m-sestamibi SPECT to characterize fixed myocardial defects as infarct or artifact.},
  author={E. Gordon Depuey and Alan Rozanski},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={952-5}
}
UNLABELLED Perfusion-scan fixed defects may result from soft tissue attenuation, decreasing test specificity for coronary disease and myocardial infarction (MI). Gated 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT may help differentiate MI from artifact since fixed defects with decreased function (wall motion and thickening) probably represent MI, whereas attenuation artifacts either have normal function or at least do not demonstrate markedly reduced function. METHODS Ungated resting and gated stress 99mTc… CONTINUE READING

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