Technetium-labeled myocardial imaging agents

Academic Article


  • 99mTe sestamibi and99mTc teboroxime has unique features that differ from thallium-201 in dosimetry, energy, cellular transport, extraction fraction, retention, washout, and imaging protocols. Sestamibi is ideal for gated and SPECT imaging while SPECT imaging with a multi-head detector system is preferred for teboroxime. Both permit simultaneous assessment of perfusion and function using first-pass radionuclide angiography. This paper discusses the special features and clinical applications of these two technetium agents. © 1992 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
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  • Iskandrian AS; Heo J
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  • 277
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  • 287
  • Volume

  • 8
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  • 4