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      Breast Artifact in Planar Cardiac Imaging: A Comparison of 201TI to Sestamibi- 99mTc

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          Breast artifact occurrence during <sup>201</sup>T1 myocardial image interpretation is a significant problem. We serially evaluated 3 female patients utilizing exercise treadmill perfusion studies in order to assess the potential role of <sup>99m</sup>Tc-Sestamibi (MIBI) imaging in the setting of documented <sup>201</sup>T1 breast artifact. Both visual and quantitative analyses revealed no superiority of <sup>99m</sup>Tc-MIBI over <sup>201</sup>T1 imaging in reference to avoidance of breast artifact. The variation in artifactual cardiac imaging defects in the 3 patients most probably reflected variations in breast positioning. Finally, the ability to assess ventricular wall motion via gated <sup>99m</sup>Tc-MIBI imaging may help to confirm an artifactual versus an actual myocardial perfusion abnormality.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1994
          1994
          18 November 2008
          : 84
          : 4-5
          : 339-344
          Affiliations
          Departments of aMedical Biophysics and Nuclear Medicine, and bCardiology, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
          Article
          176421 Cardiology 1994;84:339–344
          10.1159/000176421
          8187122
          © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
          Categories
          Non-Invasive Cardiology

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