Heart

  • G. Wernovsky
  • R. A. Hurwitz
  • S. N. Weindling
  • A. Kuruc
  • S. T. Treves

Abstract

Application of radionuclides to the study of the cardiovascular system was first investigated by Blumgart and Yens13 and by Blumgart and Weiss12 in 1927 when they used radium C and a primitive radiation detector in studies on the velocity of blood flow. In 1948 and 1949 Prinzmetal et al.99,100 described radiocardiograms of three patients with congenital heart disease using iodine-131 (131I), sodium iodide, and a Geiger-Mueller counter. With dramatic improvements in technology (radiopharmaceuticals and imaging instrumentation), nuclear medicine now offers a broad scope of methods applicable to the diagnosis and assessment of pediatric cardiac disorders: first-pass radionuclide angiocardiography, radionuclide ventriculography (gated blood pool scan), myocardial perfusion scintigraphy, venography, and pulmonary scintigraphy.

Keywords

Myocardial Perfusion Kawasaki Disease Superior Vena Cava Great Artery Right Atrium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Wernovsky
  • R. A. Hurwitz
  • S. N. Weindling
  • A. Kuruc
  • S. T. Treves

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