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Is routine dipyridamole thallium scintigraphy still used by doctors?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

In some hospitals it is.
But Lexiscan (regadenson) has largely replaced Dipyridamole in most labs. Thallium is also still used sometimes, especially to evaluate hibernatining myocardium, but newer radionuclides have largely replaced it for routine testing.

In brief: Yes

In some hospitals it is.
But Lexiscan (regadenson) has largely replaced Dipyridamole in most labs. Thallium is also still used sometimes, especially to evaluate hibernatining myocardium, but newer radionuclides have largely replaced it for routine testing.
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes and no

Question 1 :is it still being used - yes question 2: is it a routine screening test - no, there has to be an indication to do it.

In brief: Yes and no

Question 1 :is it still being used - yes question 2: is it a routine screening test - no, there has to be an indication to do it.
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