Technetium-99m sestamibi MPS is a commonly employed imaging study for myocardial perfusion; however, incidental extracardiac sestamibi uptake requires further evaluation, and the tracer uptake in the thorax/mediastinum may be pathological. The authors present a case of significant extra-cardiac uptake seen on stress MPS images helping in the incidental detection of bronchial carcinoid.
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