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Diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease with thallium-201

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Abstract

Thallium-201 is very suitable for cardiac imaging because of its physical characteristics and biological behaviour. Perfusion defects caused by ischaemia, necrosis or fibrosis are represented by 'cold spots' on the myocardial scan. In this article we report our experience with this method in the diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease in 117 patients. Excellent correlation was found with clinical, electrocardiographic and angiographic parameters. Both sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease were higher with /sup 201/Tl scintigraphy than with existing diagnostic methods.
Authors:
Human, G P; [1]  Dormehl, I [2] 
  1. Pretoria Univ. (South Africa). Dept. of Internal Medicine
  2. Atomic Energy Board, Pelindaba, Pretoria (South Africa). Life Sciences Div.
Publication Date:
Apr 04, 1981
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-12-607856; EDB-81-093880
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: S.Afr. Med. J.; (South Africa); Journal Volume: 59:15
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; HEART; SCINTISCANNING; ISCHEMIA; DIAGNOSIS; THALLIUM 201; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; BLOOD VESSELS; ELECTROCARDIOGRAMS; IMAGES; INTAKE; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DIAGRAMS; DISEASES; ELECTRON CAPTURE RADIOISOTOPES; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NUCLEI; ODD-EVEN NUCLEI; ORGANS; RADIOISOTOPE SCANNING; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOLOGY; SECONDS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; THALLIUM ISOTOPES; VASCULAR DISEASES; 550601* - Medicine- Unsealed Radionuclides in Diagnostics
OSTI ID:
6461103
Country of Origin:
South Africa
Language:
Afrikaans
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: SAMJA
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
Pages: 529-532
Announcement Date:
Jun 01, 1981

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Citation Formats

Human, G P, and Dormehl, I. Diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease with thallium-201. South Africa: N. p., 1981. Web.
Human, G P, & Dormehl, I. Diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease with thallium-201. South Africa.
Human, G P, and Dormehl, I. 1981. "Diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease with thallium-201." South Africa.
@misc{etde_6461103,
title = {Diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease with thallium-201}
author = {Human, G P, and Dormehl, I}
abstractNote = {Thallium-201 is very suitable for cardiac imaging because of its physical characteristics and biological behaviour. Perfusion defects caused by ischaemia, necrosis or fibrosis are represented by 'cold spots' on the myocardial scan. In this article we report our experience with this method in the diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease in 117 patients. Excellent correlation was found with clinical, electrocardiographic and angiographic parameters. Both sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of ischaemic heart disease were higher with /sup 201/Tl scintigraphy than with existing diagnostic methods.}
journal = {S.Afr. Med. J.; (South Africa)}
volume = {59:15}
journal type = {AC}
place = {South Africa}
year = {1981}
month = {Apr}
}