The role of 99Tcm-tetrofosmin myocardial perfusion scintigraphy in the assessment of patients with previous myocardial infarction: a comparative study with 201Tl.

Burak Z. , Akin H., Buket S., Sagcan A., Argon M. , Atay Y. , ...Daha Fazla

Nuclear medicine communications, cilt.19, ss.127-36, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/00006231-199802000-00006
  • Dergi Adı: Nuclear medicine communications
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.127-36


The aim of this study was to determine the utility of Tc-99(m)-tetrofosmin cardiac imaging in patients with previous myocardial infarction and with significant coronary artery disease (CAD) compared with that of Tl-201 cardiac imaging. Sixteen patients (14 males, 2 females) were studied by same-day exercise-rest Tc-99(m)-tetrofosmin imaging and exercise, rest and reinjection Tl-201 cardiac imaging. For each study, semiquantitative visual analysis was performed in 20 segments using a 4-point scale. The regional distribution and defect reversibility with the two tracers were compared with the results of coronary angiography. A total of 320 segments were analysed.