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Can you tell me more about cardiac myocardial perfusion scan?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Imaging myocardium

Myocardial perfusion scan is usually injection of radioactive tracer either thallium 201 or tc99m sestamibi.
Imaging usually consists of stress , exercise on treadmill or drug induced stress, and then resting phases. Both are imaged and compared looking for areas of permanent damage, infarction, or areas of ischemia, reversible defects in perfusion.

In brief: Imaging myocardium

Myocardial perfusion scan is usually injection of radioactive tracer either thallium 201 or tc99m sestamibi.
Imaging usually consists of stress , exercise on treadmill or drug induced stress, and then resting phases. Both are imaged and compared looking for areas of permanent damage, infarction, or areas of ischemia, reversible defects in perfusion.
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