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Introduction to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy

Nikant Sabharwal, Chee Yee Loong and Andrew Kelion

in Nuclear Cardiology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199206445
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725845 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199206445.003.0006

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Introduction to myocardial perfusion scintigraphy

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Introduction 74

A word on terminology 74

Myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS) is used to image relative myocardial blood flow at rest and during stress, thereby defining flow-limiting epicardial coronary stenoses and sometimes microvascular disease. It is commonly used diagnostically in patients with suspected coronary disease, and provides valuable prognostic information even in patients with proven disease....

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Subjects: Nuclear Medicine ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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