Very early and standard Tc-99m ethyl cysteinate dimer SPECT imaging in a patient with reperfusion hyperemia after acute cerebral embolism.

@article{Ogasawara2002VeryEA,
  title={Very early and standard Tc-99m ethyl cysteinate dimer SPECT imaging in a patient with reperfusion hyperemia after acute cerebral embolism.},
  author={Kuniaki Ogasawara and Hiromu Konno and Shigeru Yasuda and Hirotsugu Yukawa and Akira Ogawa},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={105-8}
}
It has been reported that Tc-99m ethyl cysteinate dimer (ECD) SPECT imaging may not show reperfusion hyperemia in patients with subacute stroke. The authors describe a patient with embolic middle cerebral artery occlusion who was examined using xenon-133 and dynamic and standard Tc-99m ECD SPECT immediately after early recanalization. Standard Tc-99m ECD SPECT images revealed hypoactivity in the ipsilateral middle cerebral artery territory. In contrast, the dynamic Tc-99m ECD SPECT images from… CONTINUE READING