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Is routine dipyridamole thallium scintigraphy still used by doctors?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
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.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
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.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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