European Journal of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 8, Issue 11, pp 482–484 | Cite as

Myocardial visualization on a routine perfusion lung scintigram: Relationship to the amount of right-to-left shunt

  • Hikaru Seto
  • Ryusuke Futatsuya
  • Tetsuya Kamei
  • Masao Kakishita
  • Kinichi Hisada
Article

Abstract

Three cases of myocardial visualization on a routine perfusion lung scintigram with99mTc-macroaggregated albumin were reported in patients with congenital heart diseases; two cases of tetralogy of Fallot and one case of truncus arteriosus type IV. Large right-to-left shunts greater than 39% and marked hypertrophy of the ventricle suggesting the presence of increased coronary blood flow were noted in all cases. In the two patients with tetralogy of Fallot myocardial activity appeared to be located in the hypertrophic right ventricles.

Keywords

Public Health Blood Flow Albumin Heart Disease Nuclear Medicine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hikaru Seto
    • 1
  • Ryusuke Futatsuya
    • 1
  • Tetsuya Kamei
    • 1
  • Masao Kakishita
    • 1
  • Kinichi Hisada
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiological SciencesToyama Medical and Pharmaceutical UniversityToyamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Medicine School of MedicineKanazawa UniversityIshikawaJapan

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