Nucl Med Mol Imaging.  2009 Jun;43(3):179-195.

Stress Testing and Imaging Protocols for Myocardial Perfusion Studies

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  • 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea. smineekim@empal.com

Abstract

Scince 201Tl was introduced as a myocardial perfusion imaging agent in the early 1970s, scintigraphic evaluation of myocardial perfusion for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease is a valuable noninvasive diagnostic imaging modality. Stress radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging is widely accepted to have high diagnostic and prognostic use in the assessment of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. With wise use of this nonivasive imaging technique, more patients are referred for stress perfusion imaging. Until now various protocols for stress testing and myocardial imaging were developed and used in worldwide. This article presented various protocols of stress testing and myocardial imaging for clinical use.

Keyword

Myocardial perfusion; stress testing; exercise; pharmacologic stress; myocardial perfusion scintigraphy; imaging protocol; thallium 201; Tc-99m tracers

MeSH Terms

Coronary Artery Disease
Diagnostic Imaging
Exercise Test
Humans
Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Perfusion
Perfusion Imaging
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