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Radiopharmaceuticals used in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy

Nikant Sabharwal, Chee Yee Loong and Andrew Kelion

in Nuclear Cardiology

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Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199206445
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725845 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199206445.003.0008

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Radiopharmaceuticals used in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy

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General considerations 110

Properties of 201Tl 112

201Tl protocols 114

Properties of 99mTc-labelled tracers 116

99mTc-sestamibi and 99mTc-tetrofosmin protocols 118

Other perfusion tracers not in current clinical use 120

Any radiopharmaceutical has both chemical and physical properties which determine its physiological and imaging characteristics respectively. Practical considerations such as ease of preparation and cost are also important. Three radiopharmaceuticals are in routine clinical use in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy:...

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Subjects: Nuclear Medicine ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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