Characterization of Heart Disease Using Radionuclidemyocardial Perfusion Imaging

Radionuclide myocardial Perfusion Imaging

  • Mohamed Yousef Batterjee Medical College P.O. Box 6231, Jeddah,21442- KSA


Background: The clinical utility of radiotracer study of heart in nuclear cardiology must be considered in the context of other cardiac diagnostic procedures. Accordingly.this study aimed is to determine the pattern of heart diseases detected by technetium Sestamibi (Tc99m).Subjects and Methods: This study included Fifty patients 34male (68%), 16female(32%), age mean ± SD (57± 10 years) and ranged from 39-82 years, were referred for MPI  were presenting as known or suspected ischemic heart disease , it was done in Elnilen diagnostic center nuclear medicine department. Each patient underwent Tc99m -sestamibi studies, which were performed according to one day protocol.Results:Fifty patients  were enrolled in the study, The  results of this study revealed that  EF , and weight as 54.16, 69.92 respectively,Distribution of Uptake and Viability of the patients, Poor Uptake(24%), Normal(40%), No (8%), Reduce (28%) and  No (54%), Small(6%), Normal(40%), SPECT images revealed ischemia of the apical, anteroapical, apicoseptal, and septal walls. Gated SPECT illustrated significant deterioration in the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), in seven cases wall motion, and systolic wall thickening obtained with rest gated SPECT.Conclusion: The MPI has an excellent value to detect coronary stenosis,The diagnosis of coronary artery disease remains common application of MPI, but it is increasingly being used for the diagnosis of acute MI, risk stratification after infarction, and assessment of viable myocardium in patients with chronic coronary artery disease.

How to Cite
Mohamed Yousef. (2019). Characterization of Heart Disease Using Radionuclidemyocardial Perfusion Imaging. Asian Journal of Medical Radiological Research, 7(2), 98-102.