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Title: Exercise thallium-201 perfusion scintigraphy in the assessment of coronary artery disease

Abstract

Exercise thallium-201 perfusion scintigraphy has been used extensively over the last decade for the detection and localization of coronary artery disease. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a refinement of presently available techniques, offering improved identification over planar imaging of individual vessel stenosis and quantification of the extent of abnormally perfused myocardium. In this review, the planar and SPECT techniques are discussed in light of the most recently published large patient series, and with regard to the many factors that affect the sensitivity and specificity of perfusion imaging in identifying coronary artery disease. The clinical implications of exercise perfusion scintigraphy and its future applications in cardiology practice are discussed.67 references.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX (USA))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5760151
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
American Journal of Cardiology; (USA)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 67:14; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-9149
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES; DIAGNOSIS; HEART; SCINTISCANNING; SINGLE PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS; EXERCISE; PATIENTS; THALLIUM 201; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DISEASES; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; SECONDS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; THALLIUM ISOTOPES; TOMOGRAPHY; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics

Citation Formats

Mahmarian, J.J., and Verani, M.S. Exercise thallium-201 perfusion scintigraphy in the assessment of coronary artery disease. United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.1016/S0002-9149(05)80002-5.
Mahmarian, J.J., & Verani, M.S. Exercise thallium-201 perfusion scintigraphy in the assessment of coronary artery disease. United States. doi:10.1016/S0002-9149(05)80002-5.
Mahmarian, J.J., and Verani, M.S. Tue . "Exercise thallium-201 perfusion scintigraphy in the assessment of coronary artery disease". United States. doi:10.1016/S0002-9149(05)80002-5.
@article{osti_5760151,
title = {Exercise thallium-201 perfusion scintigraphy in the assessment of coronary artery disease},
author = {Mahmarian, J.J. and Verani, M.S.},
abstractNote = {Exercise thallium-201 perfusion scintigraphy has been used extensively over the last decade for the detection and localization of coronary artery disease. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a refinement of presently available techniques, offering improved identification over planar imaging of individual vessel stenosis and quantification of the extent of abnormally perfused myocardium. In this review, the planar and SPECT techniques are discussed in light of the most recently published large patient series, and with regard to the many factors that affect the sensitivity and specificity of perfusion imaging in identifying coronary artery disease. The clinical implications of exercise perfusion scintigraphy and its future applications in cardiology practice are discussed.67 references.},
doi = {10.1016/S0002-9149(05)80002-5},
journal = {American Journal of Cardiology; (USA)},
issn = {0002-9149},
number = ,
volume = 67:14,
place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {5}
}