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Myocardial scintigraphy with 99mTc-tris-DMPE in man


Cardiac scintigraphy was performed in six patients with a documented previous myocardial infarction, in one patient with mitral regurgitation, and in four healthy volunteers following administration of 99mTc-tris-DMPE. An intense early blood pool phase permitted gated blood pool scintigraphy and left ventricular ejection fraction calculation. A myocardial phase 12–14 h later permitted myocardial perfusion imaging. The rest myocardial perfusion image quality with 99mTc-tris-DMPE appeared to be superior to the resting image quality obtained with 99mTc-dichloro-DMPE but was inferior to the resting image quality obtained with 201Tl.

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Correspondence to Myron C. Gerson.

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Financial support for this study was provided by the University of Cincinnati Research Council, Cincinnati, Ohio and the National Institutes of Health, Grant HL-21276, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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Gerson, M.C., Deutsch, E.A., Libson, K.F. et al. Myocardial scintigraphy with 99mTc-tris-DMPE in man. Eur J Nucl Med 9, 403–407 (1984).

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  • Myocardial Perfusion
  • Myocardial Perfusion Image
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Blood Pool
  • Previous Myocardial Infarction